Meet the team

Maurice Emmanuel Parent

Maurice Emmanuel Parent, he/him Central Square Theater: Acting – Angels in America Parts 1 & 2, The Mountaintop, The Convert, Dangerous Liaisons, Director – Ain’t Misbehavin’ (2023 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Musical)  Other credits (select):  Acting – Actors’ Shakespeare Project (resident company member), Barrington Stage Co., Boston Theatre Works, Cape Playhouse, Commonwealth Shakespeare Co., Fulton Opera House, Greater Boston Stage Co., The Huntington, Music Theatre of Wichita, New Repertory Theatre, Northern Stage, Off the Grid Theatre Co., SpeakEasy Stage Co., Wheelock Family Theatre. Television: Castle Rock, Kevin Can F*** Himself. Directing – Choir Boy (SpeakEasy Stage Co.) Breath and Imagination (Lyric Stage Co. of Boston). Winner of three Elliot Norton Awards (most recently the 2023 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director, Midsize Theatre for Seven Guitars for Actors’ Shakespeare Project), and three Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards. Currently he is a Professor of the Practice in the Tufts University Department of Theatre Dance and Performance Studies and the Co-Founder/ Co-Producing Artistic Director of The Front Porch Arts Collective, a Black theater company committed to advancing racial equity through art. First incubated at Central Square Theater, “The Porch” is currently the theatre in residence at The Huntington. His one man show Mr Parent, co-written with Melinda Lopez and conceived with Megan Sandberg-Zakian will be part of Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s 2024-2025 season.

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