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.

  • Won't Stay Silent

    'Won't Stay Silent' play examines sexual assault

    “Incredibly brave” is how Performing Arts faculty member Erin Schwall ’05 describes the students who performed in Won’t Stay Silent, a play about sexual assault that was held at Emerson’s Cabaret this spring.

  • Comedy students

    Comedy major launches at Emerson

    Starting this fall 2015, prospective students can apply to Emerson’s newly announced major in comedy—the first specialized Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Comedic Arts. 

  • Nyla Wissa

    Snapshot of Class of 2015

    Recent grads share what's next...

  • Veloudos

    Veloudos '74 among 2015 Norton winners

    A recent Emerson alumnus and a Performing Arts faculty member were among the winners of the 2015 Elliot Norton Awards.

  • Flora Charner

    2015 Alumni Weekend honorees announced

    On May 30, Emerson College will honor five distinguished alumni during the school’s Alumni Weekend festivities. President Lee Pelton will present the awards to the honorees.  This year’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipients are film executive Pamela Abdy '95; Boston Children’s Museum CEO Carole Charnow '79; Mike Gonzalez '83, senior fellow of The Heritage Foundation; Bethany Nelson '82, Performing Arts faculty member. Journalist Flora Charner '04 will receive the Young Alumni Achievement Award.

  • Khalev

    Semester ends, Emerson LA students look ahead

    With graduation fast approaching, Emerson College Los Angeles students Jonathan Khalev ’15 and Grace Gates ’15 are wondering what’s next.

  • Emerson seal

    2015 Norton Award nominees include Emersonians

    Emerson is well represented in nominations for the 2015 Elliot Norton Awards, which are being hosted by the Boston Theater Critics Association at Citi Shubert Theatre on Monday, May 11, at 7:00 pm.

  • Skeggs

    Skeggs '12 nominated for Tony Award

    Emily Skeggs ’12 was recently riding in a car with fellow Emerson alumni when she learned the amazing news that she was nominated for a Tony Award. She is nominated in the category of Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her role in Fun Home.



Joe Antoun, Artistic Director of NewFest & Part-Time Faculty in Performing Arts

Behind the Scenes
of NewFest 

Each year, Emerson turns a student-written show into a full-scale production. Learn about the selection process here. Watch the video »