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.

  • Praise for ArtsEmerson's Tales from Ovid

    Praise for ArtsEmerson’s production of Ted Hughes’ Tales from Ovid.

  • Bensussen Directs at the Calderwood Pavilion

    Emerson Performing Arts Associate Professor and Department Chair Melia Bensussen is directing Annie Baker’s acclaimed new comedy, Circle Mirror Transformation.

  • Marin named Outstanding Faculty Member

    Christina Marin, assistant professor of Performing Arts, was named Graduate Student Association Outstanding Faculty Member for 2012-13.

  • Emersonians are all over the Oscars

    Oscar excitement is building at Emerson College. From alumni and faculty involved with nominated films to student journalists reporting from the red carpet, numerous Emersonians boast close connections to the 2011 Academy Awards.

  • Kevin Bright and Bob Gersh in Hollywood Reporter

    Founding director of Emerson College Los Angeles and executive producer ("Friends") Kevin Bright ’76 (right) and Bob Gersh P’10, of the Gersh Agency, attended an event to benefit the Rape Treatment Center & Stuart House.    

  • Liebergott tribute: praise, laughter, and happy tears

    The Paramount Theatre was packed April 21 for a tribute to President Jacqueline Liebergott, who is approaching the end of her tenure as president of the College. 

  • Emerson LA grand opening set

    A week-long series of events—starting with a ticketed gala with several high-profile guests on Saturday, March 8—will celebrate the grand opening of Emerson College Los Angeles.

  • It's official (for a day): Burgundy School of Comm.

    The pillar of journalism himself—Ron Burgundy—choked back tears at the Semel Theater on December 4 as President Lee Pelton officially renamed the School of Communication the "Ron Burgundy School of Communication" for one day.

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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 »