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.

  • Emerson welcomes 17 new faculty members

    Emerson College welcomes 17 new faculty members for the 2014–2015 academic year as the College continues to expand its academic excellence in communication and the arts.

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    TIME LAPSE VIDEOS: Watch 2 murals get created

    The Office of the Arts has compiled two time lapse videos showing the recent creation of murals made by artists at Emerson.

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    Faculty honored at appreciation event

    Faculty members whose work at Emerson has spanned four decades were honored at the Bordy Theater on October 1 for the first annual Faculty Appreciation Event, organized by The Spirit of Emerson and the Office of Academic Affairs.

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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.

  • Amelia Broome

    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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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 »