​​Free Play Theatre Cooperative


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“Brian had strong ideas about theater, and he was very vocal in the theater department and interested in directing. What I loved was that he had a political dynamic about him, but he was also gentle and quiet. I like that character because I understand that sort of person.”-Susan Dibble (Theatre Professor and BTC director)

Brian Paternostro was one of the co-creators of Free Play Theatre Cooperative. He lost his battle to cancer on September 12, 2012. We are deeply grateful to Brian for all his hard work and hope the works of Free Play continue to honor his vision. 

Remembering Brian  Paternostro '08

​Kaelan Lynch

Kaelan Lynch also graduated this past May. Kaelan came to us sort of by accident, but has been an insanely important member of our company. Last year he directed Circle Mirror Transformation and Rabbit Hole, both main stage productions which where done beautifully and thoughtfully. He is an insanely talented director, and we are so thankful for everything he has done for Free Play! 

 Metamorphosis goes up October 5th at 8pm, 6th at 2pm and 8pm, and 7th at 2pm in the SCC Theatre!

Shira Harary

It's time to say goodbye to one of the original's: Shira Harary. Shira began with Free Play as Rebel in Columbinus, where she killed it playing someone completely opposite of who she is. Shira was one of the founding members of the Brandeis Playback Theatre troupe and stayed dedicated for two years. Shira was perhaps the busiest member, but never failed to be there when we needed her. Next fall, Shira will be at Columbia University where she will pursue a Masters in Social Work. We will miss you!