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  • Student awarded Kennedy Center Fellowship

    Tierra Bonser ’12 was recently awarded the Kennedy Center/Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA) Dramaturgy Fellowship to the Kennedy Center MFA Playwrights’ Workshop and New Play Dramaturgy Intensive in association with the National New Play Network.

  • Emerson faculty win Fulbright Grants

    Douglas Whynott, Associate Professor in Writing, Literature and Publishing, and Robbie McCauley, Professor in Performing Arts, will participate in Fulbright Programs during the 2012–2013 academic year.

  • Medina awarded Guggenheim grant

    Writing, Literature and Publishing Professor Pablo Medina has been named a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow in poetry by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

  • Musical Theater Society honors Broadway actress

    On April 22, prior to the performance of Café Variations at the Cutler Majestic Theatre, Jacob Porter ’13 and Brock Bivens ’13 presented the Leonidas A. Nickole Award of Distinction to Broadway actress, singer, and writer Sherie Rene Scott.

  • Dexter writer speaks with students

    Writer and producer for the hit show Dexter and Dorchester native Clyde Phillips talked to Emerson students April 19 about his experiences on the show, and about how they can get “a toe in the door" of the TV writing industry.

  • Maurice Hines is 2012 Waldman Chair

    This year’s Waldman Chair in Theater Arts is acclaimed director and choreographer Maurice Hines. Hines is on campus this week with Visiting Artist Charles Randolph-Wright to teach master classes in Performing Arts and to discuss their collaborations on the celebrated revivals of Sophisticated Ladies and Guys & Dolls.

  • Ten VMA students score in national writing contests

    Seven Emerson students and one recent graduate have won top prizes or scored as finalists in five national writing contests for TV scripts and short film scripts. Two others placed as semi-finalists.

  • Behind the scenes at Café Variations

    World premiere musical Café Variations opens April 13 at the Cutler Majestic Theater. During opening weekend tickets are only $10 for students, faculty, and staff.

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