Maurice Emmnauel Parent

Maurice Emmanuel Parent is a Boston based actor, director, educator, and arts administrator with nearly 20 years of experience. He is the co-founder and executive director of The Front Porch Arts Collective, a professional, black-led theatre company committed to advancing racial equity in Boston through theatre. As an actor, Mr. Parent has performed across the nation and overseas, working with artists such as Leslie Uggams, Jonathan Groff, and director Liesl Tommy. In Boston he’s performed on nearly every professional theatrical stage, winning two Elliot Norton awards, three Independent Reviewers of New England Awards (IRNE), and one Arts Impulse Award. Mr. Parent’s directorial debut Breath and Imagination was recently nominated for a 2019 IRNE Award. Mr. Parent has been an educator for 14 years, having spent nearly six years as a performing arts specialist in the Boston Public School system. Currently Mr. Parent is a professor at Tufts University and Boston University and is the 2018-2019 Monan Professor in theatre arts for Boston College.

(As of March 2019)

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