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.

  • Up close with TV's Menounos '00

    Maria Menounos ’00 is five feet, eight inches of sheer dynamic energy and success. 

  • Pelton, Orchard at ProArts forum

    Emerson President Lee Pelton and ArtsEmerson Executive Director Rob Orchard are participating in a forum November 22 that examines the role of Boston-area colleges and universities in shaping of the arts.

  • Mann Stearns award winner Polster honored

    Performing Arts Assistant Professor Joshua Polster was honored as the recipient of the 2010–2011 Norman and Irma Mann Stearns Distinguished Faculty Award at a luncheon held November 9 in the Multipurpose Room

  • 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.

  • Dedication ceremony held for Emerson Paramount Center opening

    Emerson College's newest building, the Paramount Center, officially opened Thursday, March 18, with Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino illuminating the Paramount's original art deco marquee, which Emerson restored.

  • Nonprofit, commercial theater examined in book

    The relationship between nonprofit and commercial theater was discussed at an event to mark the release of In the Intersection: Partnerships in the New Play Sector, the first book from the Center for the Theater Commons at Emerson College.

  • ArtsEmerson Opening Weekend Full of Fun and Surprises

    The inaugural season of ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage kicked off September 23 with an array of events ranging from film and theater to music and tours.

  • Performing Arts holds Awards Soiree

    The Performing Arts Department held its first Annual Awards Soiree on May 10.

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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 »