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.

  • Kevin Dwyer '13

    Dwyer '13 works on 'Book of Mormon' in Boston

    With a degree in Stage and Production Management from Emerson, Kevin Dwyer ’13, is following his love for the arts on a Broadway national tour. Dwyer is currently working as an Assistant Stage Manger on The Book of Mormon during its current national tour. 

  • Martie Cook

    Cook on comedy “pushing the envelope,”

    VMA Associate Chair and Professor Martie Cook, who created Emerson’s new Comedic Arts major, talked to Sinclair Broadcast Group about a recent South Park episode about Donald Trump that has raised controversy.

  • Emerson seal

    2015 Emmy wins for alumni, parent

    Four Emerson alumni and one parent who work in the entertainment industry won Emmy Awards for their work in television over the past year. There were 25 Emerson community members nominated.

  • Electric Pilgrims

    School of Arts hosting outdoor projection event

    Emerson College has announced that its School of the Arts will host an outdoor video projection event, titled Electric Pilgrims, on the evening of Saturday, October 17 (with a rain date of Sunday, October 18) as part of the 36th annual Fort Point Open Studios event in Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood.

  • jody Steel

    Steel ’14 in Business Insider for her artwork

    VMA alumna Jody Steel is creating a stir again with her unusual art; she uses her body as a canvas.

  • Yuri Cataldo

    College welcomes 10 full-time faculty members

    Emerson College welcomes 10 new full-time faculty members for the 2015–2016 academic year as the College continues its commitment to academic excellence in communication and the arts.

  • Martie Cook

    Cook on WGBH Radio for Comedic Arts

    Associate Chair of VMA Martie Cook spoke with WGBH’s Callie Crossley, host of Under the Radar, about Emerson’s new Comedic Arts major

  • Academy Fight Song

    'Academy Fight Song' featured in Boston Globe

    The Boston Globe on September 14 previewed Academy Fight Song, which features numerous Emersonians on the cast and crew.



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 »