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2016-2017 Purple Key Leadership Society Inductees Announced

Twenty-six new students have been inducted into the Purple Key Leadership Society, an Emerson College honor society recognizing leadership, service, civic engagement, and academic excellence.

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This Year, Emerson’s MLK Week Is About Action

This year, Emerson College will go beyond a call to service and focus on a call to action and  movement-building as part of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week of events.

Award-winning writer, producer, and director Jill Soloway listens to MFA students at Emerson College Los Angeles. Photo/Daryl Paranada

Groundbreaking Writer/Producer Jill Soloway Conducts Master Class at ELA

Twelve students in Emerson College's low-residency MFA in Writing for Film & Television had the opportunity to learn from Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, and director Jill Soloway during a week-long residency at Emerson Los Angeles.

MFA students receive advice from Transparent's Jill Soloway

Evelyn Francis Trae Weekes Michelle Obama

Alumna Accepts Youth Program Award at White House

Evelyn Francis, MA ’01, traveled to Washington, DC, recently to accept an award from First Lady Michelle Obama on behalf of the LGBTQ youth theater program she oversees.

Shaynah Ferreira Ed Bradley Scholarship

Emerson Students Awarded Digital Journalism Scholarships

Two Emerson senior Journalism majors have won competitive scholarships from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), the world’s largest professional organization devoted to digital journalism.


The Ghostlight Project

The Ghostlight Project

Thu, January 19, 2017 5:30pm

On the eve of Inauguration Day, ArtsEmerson and HowlRound will join more than 100 theaters across the United States in the Ghostlight Project.

Our Secrets

ArtsEmerson: "Our Secrets"

Thu, January 19, 2017 7:30pm

Our Secrets is an epic tale combining folk music, dance, staggering ensemble work, and no-holds-barred theatricality to tell a story of what it is to live between a rock and a hard place when there is no such thing as a right to privacy.

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Bright Lights Film Series: "Arrival" with Producer Aaron Ryder '94

Thu, January 26, 2017 7:00pm

When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the planet, an elite team led by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) is brought together to investigate.

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

ArtsEmerson: "The Beauty Queen of Leenane"

Wed, February 08, 2017 7:30pm

In a small house in the mountains of Ireland, a lonely spinster locks horns with her house-bound, manipulative mother in a rage-filled battle of the wills.

Doug Whynott

WLP Faculty/Alumni Reading Series: Doug Whynott and Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Wed, March 22, 2017 6:00pm

Writing, Literature, and Publishing Professor Douglas Whynott's The Sugar Season was selected as one of the best books of 2014 by the Boston Globe, and won the GreenBook Festival Award for writing about the environment. The Fact of a Body, the first book from Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich MFA '10, is forthcoming from Flatiron Books.