Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Associate Scenic Design
Public Education Consultant
by Melinda Lopez with Maurice Emmanuel Parent
A one-man performance based on actor Maurice Emmanuel Parent’s real-life adventures teaching in an urban public school system.
2021/22 Season Sponsors
G. Lee & Diana Humphrey
Production sponsored by Judith and James Barr
Maurice Emmanuel Parent sponsored by Ruth Rotundo Whitney
Director Megan Sandberg-Zakian sponsored by Ron Sudol
Public Education Consultant Neema Avashia sponsored by Susan H. Gassett & Rick DennenRead the Mr. Parent Program
SummaryA struggling actor turns to teaching for a steady paycheck, thinking "how hard could it be?" But as he careens from the Boston Public Schools by day to serious thespian at night, Mr. Parent starts to wonder where he really belongs. Based on the stories and real-life adventures of Lyric Stage favorite, Maurice Emmanuel Parent, Mr. Parent is a deeply felt and hilarious solo performance about crushingly inequitable systems, the brilliance of every kid, and how we might all find the space to be ourselves.
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States** Represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE°Stage Directors and Choreographers Society