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.

  • Bensussen

    Broadway World profiles Bensussen's 'Oceanside' recently posted an article on Oceanside, a powerful drama of troubled lives and unsparing family dynamics, which is directed by Melia Bensussen, chair of Emerson’s Performing Arts Department.

  • David Dower

    Dower featured in “Chronicle” about the Theatre District

    ArtsEmerson Executive Director and Director of the Office of the Arts David Dower was interviewed by WCVB-TV for a Chronicle story about the revitalization of Washington Street.

  • Interns

    Entertainment internships focus of alumni talk

    Six successful alumni offered internship advice during a panel discussion for students at Emerson College Los Angeles on January 13. 

  • Beaty

    I Dream: Boston civic arts program launches

    At the Paramount Center’s Mainstage on January 12, songs, poetry, and personal stories helped kick off I Dream: Boston, a three-year civic engagement program with award-winning writer and performer and artist-in-residence Daniel Beaty. 

  • acting

    Emerson LA acting students host showcase

    Students from the Business of Acting class at Emerson College Los Angeles displayed their talents in a showcase at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles on December 9. 

  • homeless

    Homeless highlighted in holiday play

    Several Emerson students and alumni are involved in Writing Home, a theater production written by Boston–area homeless people, which runs December 18-21.

  • Wilkinson

    Students behind unique downtown light display

    A creative light display will roam the Downtown Crossing neighborhood just in time for the holiday season this Thursday, December 11, with help from Performing Arts students and faculty.

  • Brown Bag thumb

    Trip to Bountiful meets with students

    Some of the cast and crew members of The Trip to Bountiful met with Emerson students, faculty, and staff at the Brown Bag Lunch event on December 5 in the Randall Lobby of the Paramount Center.



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 »