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  • 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.

  • Associate Professor John Gianvito

    Filmmaker Gianvito honored with retrospective

    Visual and Media Arts Associate Professor John Gianvito was honored by Cahiers du Cinéma, an influential French film magazine, with a retrospective article that highlights his American political documentaries.

  • proarts connect logo

    ProArts colleges to present showcase

    Give Luck a Chance is the first annual Spring Arts Festival sponsored by ProArts Connect.

  • cafe variations

    Cafe Variations opens April 13

    World-premiere musical Café Variations opens at the Cutler Majestic Theatre on April 13 and runs for two weekends only, through April 22.

  • jerald walker

    Walker to chair Writing, Literature & Publishing

    Following a competitive national search, Associate Professor Jerald Walker has been named chair of Emerson’s Writing, Literature and Publishing Department. He had been serving as interim chair since August 2011.

  • Susan Nusser's second book, "Kentucky Derby Dreams."

    MFA Alumna and Animal Enthusiast Releases Second Book

    Susan Nusser (MFA, ‘01) loves horses and spending all day at the barn. It’s no surprise that the title of her second book is Kentucky Derby Dreams: The Making of Thoroughbred Champions.

  • Cafe Variations rehearsal

    Students collaborate with professionals to debut Cafe Variations

    On April 13, more than 60 Emerson students (working on stage and behind the scenes) will present the world premiere of Café Variations, a production directed by Anne Bogart that celebrates café culture with vignettes from Charles Mee’s Café Plays and music from the canon of George and Ira Gershwin.

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