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  • Emerson announces Center for the Theater Commons

    Emerson will welcome David Dower, current Associate Artistic Director at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., and Polly Carl, current Director of the American Voices New Play Institute (AVNPI), to establish the Center for the Theater Commons at Emerson College on July 1, 2012. 

  • Students exploring the 1970s busing crisis in Boston

    Theater collaboration brings Boston controversy to life

    Emerson students are exploring the 1970s busing crisis in Boston through a Performing Arts class called Adaptation.

  • Academy-Award-winning production designer visits Emerson College

    Academy Award–winning production designer Brigitte Broch talked to Emerson students this week about what goes into production design and her experience with big-name directors.

  • Students learn the art of curating

    What is contemporary art? That is the question explored by Emerson College students in a Visual and Media Arts class aptly named What Is Contemporary Art? During the semester, students learn the craft of curating a public, contemporary art exhibit.

  • Deadliest Catch editor, audio recorder describe challenges

    Staff from Discovery Channel’s Emmy Award-winning show Deadliest Catch spoke to students and faculty on Thursday about the work that goes into reality TV and what it takes to break into the competitive TV industry.

  • Emersonians honored by Caucus

    Emerson Trustee, executive-artist-in-residence, and alumnus Kevin Bright ’76 and recent graduate Matthew Hashiguchi (MFA ’11) were among those honored at the 29th Annual Caucus for Producers, Writers, and Directors Awards Dinner in Beverly Hills Sunday night.

  • Magda Romanska

    Romanska wins 2011 Aquila Polonica Prize

    Performing Arts Assistant Professor Magda Romanska recently won the 2011 Aquila Polonica Prize for her 2009 Theatre Survey article “Between History and Memory: Auschwitz in Akropolis, Akropolis in Auschwitz.”

  • Regge Life

    VMA filmmaker examines Haiti in earthquake aftermath

    Theodore “Regge” Life, an independent producer and director of award-winning documentaries about peoples’ cultural experiences in countries such as Japan and Africa, is Emerson’s newest distinguished director-in-residence in Visual and Media Arts.

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