Past Alumni/ae Events
2014: The Mermaid: A Storytelling Event
In the fall of 2014, Commonwealth community members shared true and unscripted stories live on stage at The Burren in Somerville. The stories were told in the manner of The Moth and MassMouth without any notes or prompts. It was such a popular event that the Burren was standing-room only by the time our first storyteller took the stage.
2012: Commonwealth Fall Music Festival
In the fall of 2012, as part of our ongoing series of events highlighting alumni/ae in the arts, we had a rock concert! The lineup included singer/songwriter Jonatha Brooke '81, founding Lemonhead Ben Deily '86 who performed with his current band Varsity Drag, and a set by Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish featuring Jeremy Berlin '80 and guest fiddler (and Jeremy's brother) Josh Berlin '82. The event had everyone up and dancing. See photos on our Facebook page here!
2009: Commonwealth Film Festival
Scores of alumni/ae gusts and filmmakers converged on the School for a two-day festival of screenings and discussions.
2008: The 50th Anniversary
The biggest single event in Commonwealth's history was the celebration of its 50th anniversary. Events included a juried art show at Alpha Gallery and a gala at the Cyclorama. The events were captured in photos and video, much of which is archived online.