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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    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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    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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    Portraits from Death Row exhibit opens April 3

    On Friday, April 3, Final Exposure: Portraits from Death Row, an exhibition of photography by African American commercial and documentary photographer Lou Jones, opens at the Huret & Spector Gallery at Emerson College. 

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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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    No rehearsal needed: Students win theatre competition

    A group of Performing Arts students attending a national theater conference won first place in a stage design competition for which they did no formal preparation.

  • 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.



Joe Antoun, Artistic Director of NewFest & Part-Time Faculty in Performing Arts

Behind the Scenes
of NewFest 

Each year, Emerson turns a student-written show into a full-scale production. Learn about the selection process here. Watch the video »