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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    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.

  • Creighton

    Actor Creighton '01 profiled in NY Times

    Michael Cyril Creighton '01 was profiled in the New York Times February 19 for his upcoming acting debut.

  • Quest Queen Thomas

    Transgender child focus of Emerson play

    A groundbreaking new play for elementary school-aged audiences about a child fighting to conform to a specific gender is debuting at Emerson's Cabaret on Thursday, February 26.

  • Pro Arts

    ProArts receives $140k grant from Barr Foundation

    ProArts Consortium and member institution Emerson College announced February 12 a $140,000 grant from the Barr Foundation to support strategic planning, building upon existing programs, and development of new initiatives.

  • Tocci

    Art and Healing explores cancer survival

    There was a strong turnout February 8 for the Art and Healing event at Cabaret, which featured photographic exhibits honoring people afflicted with cancer, inspirational musical performances, and personal stories.

  • Mariah MacFarlane

    Alumna talks to the Boston Globe about 'American Idiot'

    Recent graduate Mariah MacFarlane is in the touring production of "American Idiot," playing the role of Heather.    

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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 »