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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    Video: Will Ferrell talks to students at screening

    Actor Will Ferrell talked to some lucky Emerson students at AMC Loews Boston Common Theater who attended an exclusive screening of Anchorman 2 on December 4. 

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    It's official (for a day): Burgundy School of Comm.

    The pillar of journalism himself—Ron Burgundy—choked back tears at the Semel Theater on December 4 as President Lee Pelton officially renamed the School of Communication the "Ron Burgundy School of Communication" for one day.

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    emersonTHEATRE unites youth, College

    emersonTHEATRE, which connects local high school students with Emerson's Performing Arts Department, held its season showcase Saturday, November 23.

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    5 things to know about Emerson Los Angeles

    The new Emerson College Los Angeles will open its doors in the heart of Hollywood to 130 Emerson students looking to enhance their education in the arts, entertainment, and communication fields. 

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    Pelton, Orchard at ProArts forum

    Emerson President Lee Pelton and ArtsEmerson Executive Director Rob Orchard are participating in a forum November 22 that examines the role of Boston-area colleges and universities in shaping of the arts.

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    Emerson's keepin' it classy

    Emerson will name its School of Communication, for one day only, the "Ron Burgundy School of Communication" in honor of legendary anchorman Ron Burgundy.

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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.

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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 »