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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Two Emersonians nominated for Tonys

    Sheryl Kaller ’82 will be one of the theater elite in the audience at Radio City Music Hall on June 13, anxiously awaiting those five special words, “And the Tony goes to…”

  • Class blends theater, civic engagement

    Students in a Performing Arts Department class that blends theatre and service learning recently shared their experiences.

  • Young alumni perform in Our Town

    Two recent graduates of the Department of Performing Arts are cast in this season’s production of Our Town at the Huntington Theatre in Boston.

  • Romanska Wins Gerald Kahan Scholar Prize

    Performing Arts Assistant Professor Magda Romanska recently won the 2010 Gerald Kahan Scholar's Prize from the American Society for Theatre Research.

  • 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.

  • And the Oscar winners are...

    “The Oscars are Emerson’s Super Bowl!” tweeted one Emersonian during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.

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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 »