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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    Acappellics Anonymous advances in ICCA competition

    After earning second place at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) quarterfinals in February, Acappellics Anonymous is advancing to semifinals for a second consecutive year.

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    ELA on horizon for Fall 2015

    Students stuck in the snowier-than-usual Boston winter are California dreamin’ as they look forward to spending the Fall 2015 semester at Emerson College Los Angeles. “This winter has been awful. It will definitely be a warm welcome,” said Elliot Friar ’16, a Marketing Communication major. “There’s tons of opportunity, so, why not go there!?”

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    Student 'Peter Pan' prequel highly attended

    Two Performing Arts students who wrote a dark prequel to the classic play Peter Pan, titled Follow My Light, saw their brainchild performed by the Musical Theatre Society of Emerson College in shows at the Cabaret.

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    Sign language used in Emerson Stage play

    Sign language is not something you typically see during a theatrical production. But when the Emerson Stage production of the play Mother Hicks is performed February 26–March 1, that’s exactly what the audience will notice.

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    IRNE nominates numerous Emersonians

    The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) has announced its nominations for its annual award show, and several Emersonians have made the list.

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    Bill Burr '93 coming to Emerson Los Angeles

    Comedian and actor Bill Burr ’93 is coming to Emerson College Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 3, for an evening discussion with students, alumni, and the public.

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    White '16 wins dramaturgy award

    Theatre Studies student Emily White ’16 has won a major dramaturgy award for her work on the Emerson Stage production Middletown. 

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    Grammy-nominated group works with marketing students

    Students in a Marketing Communication class are crafting a marketing plan for a local chamber orchestra that happens to be nominated for a Grammy Award. The awards are being presented this Sunday, February 8.



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 »