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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    Upright Citizens Brigade vet visits ELA

    Ten Emerson College Los Angeles students recently received a personal lesson in improvisational comedy from Bart Folkerts, a veteran of the Upright Citizens Brigade.

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    Alumni work for Peter Pan Live!

    At least six Emerson alumni are working behind the scenes of Peter Pan Live! — the live television broadcast of the storied theatrical production set to air on NBC on Thursday, December 4.

  • Grossman’s Nevermore on Deadline.com

    Jason Grossman ’02, co-founder of Radio Mouse Entertainment, is producing the Edgar Allan Poe musical Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe. 

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    Bionic body topic of ELA talk

    Magda Romanska, associate professor in Performing Arts, hosted the talk, "Bionic Body: Representations of Disability in Post-Human Culture," at Emerson Los Angeles on November 17.

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    Emerson Dance Company dazzles Paramount

    More than 60 student dancers performed at Emerson Dance Company's Into the Jungle production November 15 on the Mainstage of the Paramount Center.

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    ArtsEmerson, HowlRound OpEd in Boston Globe

    ArtsEmerson Founding Director Rob Orchard, Director of Artistic Programs David Dower, and HowlRound Director Polly Carl contributed to a Boston Globe special Opinion section, which included input from the arts community on the state of the arts in Boston and ideas for the future.

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    Latina/o Theatre Commons holds ELA workshop

    Members of the Latina/o Theatre Commons, a national advocacy initiative, gathered in the Assembly Room of Emerson Los Angeles on November 10 to discuss current and future initiatives.

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    Hofbauer’s music reviewed on NPR

    Eric Hofbauer, a faculty member in the Performing Arts Department and jazz guitarist, and his quintet play 20th century classical music on their new, two-volume recording titled Prehistoric Jazz. 

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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 »