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.

  • Craig Mathers

    'Academy Fight Song' features Emersonians

    Several Emersonians are involved in the premiere of the play Academy Fight Song, which debuts at the Boston Center for the Arts on Thursday, September 10, including Associate Professor Craig Mathers, who is in a leading role.

  • Lee Pelton

    Pelton reads on the Boston Common

    Taking some time out to enjoy the last days of summer and support an important literacy and arts access program, President Pelton gave a reading at the Boston Common today.

  • Kinky Boots cast

    ‘Kinky Boots’ Actor Comes Home

    BFA grade Chapman ’13 performs in Boston August 11-30.

  • Christina Marin

    Marin receives Service Learning Innovation Grant

    Christina Marín, assistant professor in Performing Arts, received an $800 Innovation Grant from Emerson’s Office of Service Learning and Community Action this summer. 

  • Cheadle

    25 Emersonians nominated for Emmy Awards

    Twenty-five Emerson community members have received nominations for the 67th Emmy Awards, which recognizes outstanding work in television. The 2015 Emmys 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.

  • Comedy students

    Comedy major launches at Emerson

    Starting this fall 2015, prospective students can apply to Emerson’s newly announced major in comedy—the first specialized Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Comedic Arts. 

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Newfest

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

Behind the Scenes
of NewFest 

Each year, Emerson turns a student-written show into a full-scale production. Learn about the selection process here. Watch the video »