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.

  • Cox

    Laverne Cox to visit campus Nov. 4

    Transgender advocate and actor Laverne Cox, of Orange is the New Black on Netflix, will be at Emerson College on Monday, November 4, to hold a lecture as part of The Authentic Me: Transgender Awareness Week.

  • Family Weekend 2013

    Highlights from Family Weekend 2013

    Parents got a slice of Emerson this past weekend, October 18-20, during the College’s annual Family Weekend. Families attended mini-college sessions, workshops, a Talent Showcase, and the President’s Breakfast.

  • AIDS Walk LA

    Emerson Los Angeles raises $2k for AIDS Project

    Students, staff, and alumni represented Emerson College Los Angeles in the 29th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles on October 13.

  • comedy

    Big turnout for comedy show

    An array of Emerson-based comedy troupes and comedians performed to a standing-room-only crowd in Piano Row's Multipurpose Room.

  • Bolygo

    U.S. premiere of Balint Bolygo exhibit

    Balint Bolygo, a Hungarian-born UK artist, will hold his first American exhibition at Emerson College's Huret & Spector Gallery beginning October 18.

  • Kennedy

    Student playing all 75 pianos in Boston

    James Kennedy '14 will attempt to play all 75 pianos recently set up on Boston streets Saturday, October 5, as part of the Play Me, I'm Yours arts project.

  • Bob Gersh and Kevin Bright

    Kevin Bright and Bob Gersh in Hollywood Reporter

    Founding director of Emerson College Los Angeles and executive producer ("Friends") Kevin Bright ’76 (right) and Bob Gersh P’10, of the Gersh Agency, attended an event to benefit the Rape Treatment Center & Stuart House.    

  • Emerson

    Arts alumni can participate in SNAAP

    Emerson College is participating in the 2013 Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP)—a one-of-a-kind survey that explores the lives of arts alumni nationwide.

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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 »