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.

  • 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. 

  • emersonTHEATRE unites youth, College

    emersonTHEATRE, which connects local high school students with Emerson's Performing Arts Department, held its season showcase Saturday, November 23.

  • Romanska wins 2011 Aquila Polonica Prize

    Performing Arts Assistant Professor Magda Romanska recently won the 2011 Aquila Polonica Prize for her 2009 Theatre Survey article “Between History and Memory: Auschwitz in Akropolis, Akropolis in Auschwitz.”

  • 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…”

  • 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.

  • 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.


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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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 »