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.

  • Pelton

    State of the College

    Emerson President Lee Pelton released his annual State of the College address to the Emerson community on October 31.

  • Dollinger

    Overseers discuss digital revolution

    Members of Emerson's Board of Overseers joined Kevin Bright '76, senior executive director of Emerson College Los Angeles, in a discussion October 24 about the rapid rise of digital distribution with services like Netflix and Hulu.

  • Di Bona

    Di Bona '66 talks TV, film with students

    Emerson Trustee Vin Di Bona '66, executive producer of America's Funniest Home Videos, held a conversation with students October 23.

  • Cox

    Laverne Cox to visit campus Nov. 4

    Transgender advocate and actor Laverne Cox, of Orange is the New Black on Netflix, will be at Emerson College on Monday, November 4, to hold a lecture as part of The Authentic Me: Transgender Awareness Week.

  • Family Weekend 2013

    Highlights from Family Weekend 2013

    Parents got a slice of Emerson this past weekend, October 18-20, during the College’s annual Family Weekend. Families attended mini-college sessions, workshops, a Talent Showcase, and the President’s Breakfast.

  • AIDS Walk LA

    Emerson Los Angeles raises $2k for AIDS Project

    Students, staff, and alumni represented Emerson College Los Angeles in the 29th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles on October 13.

  • comedy

    Big turnout for comedy show

    An array of Emerson-based comedy troupes and comedians performed to a standing-room-only crowd in Piano Row's Multipurpose Room.

  • Bolygo

    U.S. premiere of Balint Bolygo exhibit

    Balint Bolygo, a Hungarian-born UK artist, will hold his first American exhibition at Emerson College's Huret & Spector Gallery beginning October 18.

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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 »