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.

  • American Idiot

    Emerson alum Miguel Cervantes On Broadway

    Miguel Cervantes ’99 is no dummy—but he is currently performing in American Idiot on Broadway. The Tony Award-nominated musical follows the captivating journey of a generation of young Americans as they struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. Set to the music of Green Day, there is little dialogue with the storyline led instead by the popular indie rock band’s lyrics.

  • IRNE

    IRNE awards announced

    Department of Performing Arts faculty members, students, and alumni were recently awarded IRNE awards for their work in the Boston theater community.

  • Musical Theatre Society

    Musical Theatre Society presents award to Broadway producer

    Emerson's Musical Theatre Society presented Broadway producer Ken Davenport with the 2010 Leonidas A. Nickole Award of Distinction April 23 at Emerson's Cutler Majestic Theatre.

  • Peter Sellars

    Peter Sellars spends a week at Emerson

    Renowned theater, opera, and festival director Peter Sellars, this year's Waldman Chair in Theater Arts, spoke candidly to an audience of Emersonians at Emerson's Cutler Majestic Theatre April 23.

  • Woodie King Jr.

    A reading in tribute to Artist-in-Residence Woodie King Jr.

    The Department of Performing Arts will present a staged reading of Court Martial at Fort Devens by Jeffrey Sweet Monday as a tribute to Emerson's 2010 Artist-in-Residence Woodie King Jr.

  • John O'Neal

    O'Neal Hosts Story Circle Workshops

    John O'Neal recently visited Emerson to conduct workshops and deliver a lecture recounting his experiences working with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Committee for Racial Justice during the civil rights movement.

  • Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino

    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.


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 »