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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    'Gunplay' offers laughter, heartbreak

    Benny Sato Ambush, senior distinguished producing director-in-residence, introduced the reading of Frank Higgins’s Gunplay on November 3 by reminding the audience that the presentation supported President Lee Pelton’s Gun Violence Resource Center initiative to engage in thoughtful conversations about gun violence.

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    High turnout for Internship Fair

    The Fall 2014 Internship Fair was held at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel on October 29, bringing a high turnout of Emerson students seeking internships in the communication and arts fields.

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    Costume Shop livens Halloween spirit

    Call this a spook-tacular campus resource! With Halloween coming up this Friday, October 31, many Emerson students looking for elaborate but affordable costumes took advantage of the Costume Shop's “Costume Stock Sale."

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    'Gunplay' looks at US relationship with guns

    Emerson College will stage a reading of Gunplay, a play by Frank Higgins that explores the complexity of America’s relationship with guns, on Monday, November 3, at 6:30 pm.

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    Family Weekend 2014 celebrated

    Hundreds of students and their parents participated in Family Weekend 2014, held October 17-19, with events ranging from the annual President’s Breakfast, Family Weekend Talent Showcase, EVVY Award Showcase, and numerous “Mini College Sessions” in classrooms with faculty members.

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    Fox 25 tour puts Emerson in spotlight

    What do Emersonians do with their Friday mornings? Hang out with local news stations, of course! Boston's Fox 25 News broadcasted its morning show live from Emerson October 17 as part of it's "Fox 25 Campus Tour" series.

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    Norman Lear celebrated on GMA

    Legendary television producer Norman Lear ’44 was featured on ABC’s Good Morning America for his remarkable career and hit shows.

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    PATHWAYS program featured in Boston Globe

    emersonPATHWAYS, a newly launched program geared toward Boston public high school students, was the subject of a front-page story in the Boston Globe’s G/Arts section.

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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 »