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.

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    2015 Spirit of Emerson Awards announced

    Emerson College has announced the winners of the second annual Spirit of Emerson Awards for the 2014–2015 academic year. Nyla Wissa '15 has won the individual award for creating a theatre troupe for women of color; and the Cirque de De-Stress Program, which includes therapy dogs for students during finals, won the group award.

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    Bent '85 performs at White House Egg Roll

    Faculty member Mike Bent ’85, a stand-up comedian and magician, says performing at the White House’s annual Easter Egg Roll never gets old—even though he’s done it for nearly a decade.

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    Lipper '91 will live-tweet on Monday, April 20

    David Lipper '91, known for acting in Sons of Liberty and Full House, will live-tweet from @LipDude for 30 minutes beginning at 3:00 pm (EST) on Monday, April 20. @EmersonCollege will re-tweet many of the comments.

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    Variety show benefits anti-violence organizations

    Students showing support for Emerald Empowerment Week at Emerson, a slate of events to raise awareness of power-based interpersonal violence, attended the Emerald Empowerment Variety Show on April 12 at the Bordy Theater.

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    HowlRound hosts virtual climate change talk

    HowlRound, a commons by and for people who make performance, announces Theatre in the Age of Climate Change, a weeklong series of writings from artists and activists throughout the globe, curated by Chantal Bilodeau, April 19-26.

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    Cole to be honored with 'A Chorus Line' cast

    Kay Cole, an assistant professor at Emerson College Los Angeles who was an original cast member in the 1975 Broadway musical A Chorus Line, will be honored with other original cast members on April 16 at The Public Theater in New York City.

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    Students reflect on global learning

    Emerson’s Office of Internationalization and Global Engagement is expanding its education abroad opportunities this summer with the new Global Pathway Program, which includes five new study abroad opportunities in Amsterdam, France, Greece, Ireland, and Mexico.

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    Green Gala brings student crowds

    In honor of Earth Month, Emerson hosted the Green Gala on April 2 in the Paramount Center to showcase sustainable food, fashion, and entertainment by numerous student organizations and alumni to highlight the importance of recycling and green living.

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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 »