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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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    Larry David delivers laughs, insight

    Larry David, P '16, delivered great laughs and insight into the entertainment industry during his talk with students at the Semel Theater on November 13.

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    Students recreate 'Orange' characters

    Emerson student creativity got the approving nod of actor Laverne Cox via Twitter, after the students' exceptional recreation of an Orange is the New Black publicity poster.

  • Broadway World

    Broadway World features Emerson BFA Showcase

    Broadway World prominently featured an article and photos from the Emerson College BFA Showcase in New York.

  • Latina-o Theatre Commons

    Latina/o Theatre Commons held at Emerson

    More than 75 members of the Latina/o theatre community gathered for the Latina/o Theatre Commons, a new national advocacy initiative, on November 1 and 2 in the Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theater.

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    State of the College

    Emerson President Lee Pelton released his annual State of the College address to the Emerson community on October 31.

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    Overseers discuss digital revolution

    Members of Emerson's Board of Overseers joined Kevin Bright '76, senior executive director of Emerson College Los Angeles, in a discussion October 24 about the rapid rise of digital distribution with services like Netflix and Hulu.

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    Di Bona '66 talks TV, film with students

    Emerson Trustee Vin Di Bona '66, executive producer of America's Funniest Home Videos, held a conversation with students October 23.

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    Laverne Cox to visit campus Nov. 4

    Transgender advocate and actor Laverne Cox, of Orange is the New Black on Netflix, will be at Emerson College on Monday, November 4, to hold a lecture as part of The Authentic Me: Transgender Awareness Week.

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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 »