Department of Performing Arts

Department of Performing Arts News

The latest faculty, staff, and student news for the Department of Performing Arts. For College news and upcoming events, visit the News & Events section.

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    21 Emersonians nominated for Emmy Awards

    Twenty-one Emerson community members working in the television industry have received nominations for the 67th Emmy Awards, which will be broadcast live September 20 on the FOX network.

  • Jennifer Coolidge

    Coolidge ’85 applauded in Boston Globe review

    Actress and comedian Jennifer Coolidge ’85 plays the lead role in Saving Kitty, a play by Marisa Smith, showing through August 2 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

  • Won't Stay Silent

    'Won't Stay Silent' play examines sexual assault

    “Incredibly brave” is how Performing Arts faculty member Erin Schwall ’05 describes the students who performed in Won’t Stay Silent, a play about sexual assault that was held at Emerson’s Cabaret this spring.

  • Hershey Felder

    Reviews for Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin

    The Boston Globe, WBUR, and Broadway World, have published positive reviews of the play Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin, which is now playing for ArtsEmerson audiences at the Cutler Majestic Theatre through August 2.

  • Charles Beard Program

    Boston teens take summer courses at Emerson

    A group of Boston Public Schools students are taking courses in conflict resolution, creative writing, and theater at Emerson July 6–17 as part of the College’s 10th annual Charles Beard Arts and Communication Exploration Program.

  • Jennifer Coolidge

    Coolidge’s stage performance in Boston Globe

    Actress and comedian Jennifer Coolidge ’85 is spending time this summer on stage (July 9–August 2), and spoke with the Boston Globe about her lead role as Kate in Marisa Smith’s Saving Kitty.

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    ArtsEmerson named “2015 Best Theater” by Boston magazine

    Boston magazine’s 2015 “Best of Boston” issue applauds ArtsEmerson’s diverse productions—“ArtsEmerson certainly brings the world to its stages”— as well as its accessibility.

  • Jon Rineman

    Rineman ’05 in Boston Globe

    Head monologue writer for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Jon Rineman ’05 was interviewed by the Boston Globe about stand-up, the comedy business, and his time at Emerson.

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Taking Opportunities

Performing Arts alumnus Scott Sinclair ’10 knows long hours. While at Emerson, he interned at the SpeakEasy Stage Company. The internship turned into a job. Now, Sinclair is directing his first major performance, Striking 12–a concert with three performers based on the holiday classic The Little Match Girl.

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Newfest

Joe Antoun, Artistic Director of NewFest & Part-Time Faculty in Performing Arts

Behind-the-Scenes of NewFest 2011

Learn about how Emerson turns a student-written show into a full-scale production each year. Watch the video »