Maurice Emmanuel Parent


Maurice Emmanuel Parent is an actor, singer, dancer, educator, and mentor originally from the Washington, D.C. area. He has performed Off-Broadway, across the nation, and in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As an actor, Maurice has been nominated for four Elliot Norton Awards by The Boston Theater Critics Association, winning two, been nominated for eight Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards, winning three and won a 2017 ArtsImpulse Award.  As an educator, Maurice has taught courses at Northeastern University, Boston University, Reed Academy, and the Boston Public Schools.  He has led workshops at The Boston Conservatory, Wellesley College, and several Boston theatre companies.  He was named the 2018 Monan Professor of Theatre Arts at Boston College and a 2019 Neubauer Fellow Faculty Fellow for Tufts University where he currently is Professor of the Practice.  He is a resident company member of the Actors’ Shakespeare Project and co-founder/Executive Director of the Front Porch Arts Collective (, a theatre company which “examines the interactions between race, economics, culture, gender, and sexuality from a Black perspective.”

Productions at Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
Production Role
The Tempest Online Script-In-Hand Performance
King Lear
Duke of Cornwall

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