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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    133rd Commencement about 'Emerson Strong'

    The 133rd Emerson College Commencement took on both celebratory and reflective tones on Mother’s Day, May 12, with keynote speakers Max Mutchnick ’87 and Debbie Allen.

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    Alumni, faculty win big theater awards

    Emerson's theater alumni and faculty are making big news this week by winning or receiving nominations for prestigious awards.

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    Autism-friendly play gets help from student

    A Master of Arts in Theatre Education student helped developed an autism-friendly performance of Pippy Longstocking that will be performed April 27.

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    Fulbright winners announced

    A graduate student and alumnus have been chosen for the Fulbright U.S. Student Awards for 2013-14.

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    Suzan-Lori Parks on campus

    Award-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks was honored April 3 as the Emerson Waldman Chair, and held a "Watch Me Work" session in the lobby of the Paramount Center.

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    Suzan-Lori Parks named 2013 Waldman Chair

    Award-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks is this year's Waldman Chair, and will be on campus April 3.

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    Avalanche of award nominations

    The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) recently nominated numerous Performing Arts faculty, alumni, and students for IRNE Awards, which recognize talent in the Boston theater community. 

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    'Cocktail Party' shown at Second Thursday event

    Distinguished Director-in-Residence Theodore "Regge" Life showed scenes from his feature film Cocktail Party on February 14 at a Second Thursday event in the Max Mutchnick Campus Center.

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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 »