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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    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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    Arts director receives high honor in Russia

    Rob Orchard, the executive director of Emerson's Office of the Arts and Arts Emerson, received an award from the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia.

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    McCauley featured in Boston Sunday Globe

    Performing Arts Professor Robbie McCauley was featured in the Boston Globe for her $50,000 fellowship awarded by United States Artists.

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    Theatre educator gets innovation award

    Theatre Educator-In-Residence Bethany Nelson is receiving an award for innovating how theater is taught to urban public school students.

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    Performing Arts designers showcase work

    Graduating Performing Arts seniors presented their body of design work to a panel of guest professional designers for review and critique in the Tufte Performance and Production Center on December 7. 

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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 »