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.

  • Cheadle

    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.

  • 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.

  • Greta Spoering

    Violence Prevention advocate reflects on year

    Greta Spoering is excited to have finished her first academic year working at Emerson College, where she is one of two advocates with Emerson’s Violence Prevention and Response, a confidential resource on campus.  

  • Inclusive Excellence Fellowship

    Faculty diversity workshop attendance doubles

    The number of Emerson faculty members who participated in the annual inclusive pedagogy workshop, called the Inclusive Excellence Faculty Fellows Program, increased significantly this year.

  • Jennifer Coolidge

    Coolidge featured in Hollywood Reporter

    Jennifer Coolidge ’85 was interviewed about her rise to “beloved cult figure” and how things have changed for women in comedy since she started out.

  • 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 2011

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