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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    Gregory tells grads to learn resilience

    More than 1,000 degrees were conferred at Emerson’s 132nd Commencement exercises, held May 15 at the Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston.

  • Student awarded Kennedy Center Fellowship

    Tierra Bonser ’12 was recently awarded the Kennedy Center/Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA) Dramaturgy Fellowship to the Kennedy Center MFA Playwrights’ Workshop and New Play Dramaturgy Intensive in association with the National New Play Network.

  • Emerson faculty win Fulbright Grants

    Douglas Whynott, Associate Professor in Writing, Literature and Publishing, and Robbie McCauley, Professor in Performing Arts, will participate in Fulbright Programs during the 2012–2013 academic year.

  • Musical Theater Society honors Broadway actress

    On April 22, prior to the performance of Café Variations at the Cutler Majestic Theatre, Jacob Porter ’13 and Brock Bivens ’13 presented the Leonidas A. Nickole Award of Distinction to Broadway actress, singer, and writer Sherie Rene Scott.

  • Cafe Variations opens to positive reviews

    The world premiere of Café Variations, a celebration of café culture, with vignettes from Charles Mee’s Café Plays combined with music from tfrom the canon of George and Ira Gershwin, opened to positive reviews last weekend.

  • Maurice Hines is 2012 Waldman Chair

    This year’s Waldman Chair in Theater Arts is acclaimed director and choreographer Maurice Hines. Hines is on campus this week with Visiting Artist Charles Randolph-Wright to teach master classes in Performing Arts and to discuss their collaborations on the celebrated revivals of Sophisticated Ladies and Guys & Dolls.

  • Behind the scenes at Café Variations

    World premiere musical Café Variations opens April 13 at the Cutler Majestic Theater. During opening weekend tickets are only $10 for students, faculty, and staff.

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    ProArts colleges to present showcase

    Give Luck a Chance is the first annual Spring Arts Festival sponsored by ProArts Connect.

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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 »