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.

  • Summer programs expanding in Boston, LA

    Emerson College has announced it is expanding its offering of summer semester programs at the College’s Boston and Los Angeles campuses.

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    Students perform at All A Cappella Live

    The student voices of a cappella groups from Emerson and other Boston colleges filled the Cutler Majestic Theatre for the 10th annual All A Cappella Live concert sponsored by WERS-FM on March 28.

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    PSA for Emerson STANDS on YouTube

    Stand Together. Act Now. Do Something. That’s the message behind a public service announcement on YouTube promoting Emerson STANDS, an ongoing active bystander strategy that promotes an inclusive, nonviolent culture and offers skills to intervene in situations of potential harm.

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    McGorry '08 acts in two hit TV shows

    Matt McGorry '08, an actor on the hit TV shows Orange is the New Black and How to Get Away With Murder, talks about his career with Emerson's Expression magazine.

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    EVVYs nominated for College TV Award

    The legendary student-run EVVY Awards at Emerson has been nominated for a College Television Award from the Emmys Foundation for its 2014 awards show.

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    All A Cappella Live set for March 28

    Emerson College radio station WERS 88.9 FM celebrates its 10th annual All A Cappella Live event on Saturday, March 28, when the top collegiate a cappella groups compete for the title of Best in Boston Collegiate A Cappella.

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    NYC alumni form Emerson Sings

    A consortium of Emerson College alumni living in New York City have banded together to create Emerson Sings—a musical theater performance group whose first show is on March 23, at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in Manhattan.

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    McCauley highlighted in WBUR The Artery

    WBUR’s The Artery celebrates former Emerson Performing Arts professor Robbie McCauley and two other award-winning theater artists and teachers who are performing at the Sleeping Weazel Festival, “Badass.”

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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 »