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.

  • Mariah MacFarlane

    Alumna talks to the Boston Globe about 'American Idiot'

    Recent graduate Mariah MacFarlane is in the touring production of "American Idiot," playing the role of Heather.    

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    Dramatic readings of MLK speeches

    Students, faculty, and staff celebrated the birthday of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with dramatic readings of his legendary speeches in the Little Building Dining Hall on January 21.

  • Kathleen and Angela Montero

    Emerson Los Angeles opens to students

    The College founded its Los Angeles program more than 27 years ago, but this semester marks the first time the program has been housed in its own facility. 

  • Whalen

    Whalen '14 to blend theatre and exercise

    Orrin Whalen '14 hopes to blend his theatre design experience with his passion for exercise when he arrives at the new Emerson College Los Angeles this weekend.

  • Magda Romanska

    Romanska on dramaturgy in Boston Globe

    Performing Arts Associate Professor Magda Romanska will chair the annual Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas’ annual conference in Boston this summer.

  • Berry

    Berry '14 returns to LA roots

    Erin Berry '14, an Acting major and Los Angeles-area native, is returning to her roots January 12 when she becomes one of the first students to attend the new Emerson College Los Angeles.

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    Emerson LA: A media hub

    At the new Emerson College Los Angeles, which opens January 12, students will find state-of-the-art spaces with cutting-edge technology for everything from theater practice to audio and visual production and live video lectures.

  • Finn

    Acting major excited for Emerson LA

    For Acting major Billy Finn '14, Emerson College Los Angeles has been on his radar since day one.

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Newfest

Joe Antoun, Artistic Director of NewFest & Part-Time Faculty in Performing Arts

Behind the Scenes
of NewFest 

Each year, Emerson turns a student-written show into a full-scale production. Learn about the selection process here. Watch the video »