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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    Fried wraps acting residency with 'Stories'

    Actor Jonathan Fried wrapped up a weeklong residency at Emerson College with a performance of excerpts of Dressing Room Stories in the Semel Theater on September 26, which took the audience through the life of actor Alvin Epstein, who was in attendance for the performance

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    Class of 2018 features authors, dancers, activists

    Emerson’s Class of 2018 is a success story in the making—SAT scores, grade point averages, and diversity are all up—but some students are also published authors, successful entertainers, and social justice activists.

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    Emerson UnCommon civic game launches Sept. 22

    On Monday, September 22, Emerson launches a civic engagement game called Community PlanIt: Emerson Uncommon, a highly innovative, distinctively Emersonian way of cultivating community input for the College’s ongoing strategic planning process.

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    Rob Orchard applauded in media coverage

    Founding Executive Director of ArtsEmerson Rob Orchard’s accomplishments were highlighted in recent news coverage of the announcement that he will be stepping down from his position.

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    Broome portrayal praised in the Boston Globe

    Amelia Broome, senior artist-in-residence in Performing Arts, performs in the Lyric Stage Company of Boston’s production of Sweeney Todd.  

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    Dower named ArtsEmerson executive director

    Emerson College President Lee Pelton has announced that David Dower will serve as executive director of ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage effective January 1.

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    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.

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    Adams makes '15 Notable Arts Professors' list

    Assistant Professor Mary Ellen Adams was named one of the “15 Notable Art Professors in Boston” by The Art Career Project.

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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 »