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.

  • Highly festive Move-In Day at Emerson

    Beyoncé is blaring and college students are dressed in tutus, leis, mouse ears, bullhorns, and suspenders as far as the eye can see. It can mean only one thing: Move-In Day at Emerson College is here.

  • Four student a cappella groups unite

    Emerson's four a cappella groups will unite for the first time ever Friday, March 28, on stage for a benefit concert to raise money for student and diversity scholarships.

  • Berry '14 returns to LA roots

    Erin Berry '14, an Acting major and Los Angeles-area native, is returning to her roots January 12 when she becomes one of the first students to attend the new Emerson College Los Angeles.

  • McCauley's play to premiere at Emerson

    Performing Arts Professor and renowned theater artist Robbie McCauley will premiere her one-woman show Sugar at the Jackie Liebergott Black Box in the Paramount Center on Friday, January 20.

  • Emerson gets #9 Hollywood Reporter ranking

    The Hollywood Reporter has ranked Emerson College as the ninth best film school in the country for 2014.

  • Emersonians honored for excellence in theater

    Several Emersonians were recently honored at the 30th Anniversary Elliot Norton Awards held at Emerson’s own Paramount Center. 

  • ArtsEmerson Flash Mob

    Julie Andrews’s voice blasts out of hidden speakers in the food court of Boston’s City Place, “high on a hill was a lonely goatherd, lay-od-lay-od-lay-he-hoo....”

  • Arts director receives high honor in Russia

    Rob Orchard, the executive director of Emerson's Office of the Arts and Arts Emerson, received an award from the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia.

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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 »