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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    HowlRound’s Culture Coin on fastcompany.com

    Based at the College, HowlRound, a think tank for the arts, has developed a way to recognize and reward underpaid artists that doesn’t involve traditional currency.  

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    Stage Management students work for festival

    Students and recent alumni in the Perforiming Arts' State Management program are working at the Contemporary American Theater Festival this month.

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    Romanska's play widely reviewed

    The play Opheliamachine, written by Associate Professor Magda Romanska, received a slew of positive reviews from several Los Angeles media outlets.

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    Cutler's Outside the Box on Style Boston

    Trustee Emeritus Ted Cutler '51 was recently featured on Style Boston to promote the Outside the Box performing arts festival, which takes place July 13-21.

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    Shakespearean Jazz Show hits New Orleans

    The Emerson-created Shakespearean Jazz Show is on stage in New Orleans June 20-23, and will return to Boston next month.

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    Bensussen accepts excellence award

    Melia Bensussen, chair of the Department of Performing Arts, recently accepted the 2013 Award for Excellence from The Theatre Museum in New York, the website Woman Around Town reported June 5.

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    19 faculty in Inclusive Excellence fellowship

    Nineteen faculty members participated in the Inclusive Excellence Faculty Fellows program to develop methods to address issues of diversity that arise in educational settings.

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    Fellowship on diversity begins

    The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is holding a three-day program beginning May 20 to help faculty address diversity issues in the classroom.

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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 »