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.

  • Wayans

    Marlon Wayans visits Emerson students

    Comedian Marlon Wayans visited Emerson on March 23 to talk with students about his career and how to get ahead in the film industry. The students got free passes to his latest movie, A Haunted House 2.

  • Acappellaooza

    Four student a cappella groups unite

    Emerson's four a cappella groups will unite for the first time ever Friday, March 28, on stage for a benefit concert to raise money for student and diversity scholarships.

  • The Whale

    Student turns in a whale of a performance

    Josephine Elwood ’15 stars in The Whale at the award-winning SpeakEasy Stage Company of Boston through April 5.

  • Emerson Accelerator

    Students’ entrepreneurial ventures to be supported by new program

    The Emerson Accelerator is an exciting new program that is designed to support the creation of student business ventures.

  • Ayad Akhtar

    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright is in residence

    Emerson College will welcome actor, author, screenwriter, and Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Ayad Akhtar on campus as senior artist-in-residence for the month of March.

  • Bensussen

    Bensussen, Ben-Aharon '12, noted for 'Hard Love'

    Performing Arts Chair Melia Bensussen and Guy Ben-Aharon '12 were featured in the Boston Globe for their directing roles in the play Hard Love.

  • Pickman

    Pickman's Oscar picks

    Check out Carolyn Pickman's Oscar picks. The Performing Arts faculty member is also president of CP Casting Inc., in Boston, which has cast actors in The Social Network, Shutter Island, and a long list of big films.

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    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.

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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 »