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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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    ArtsEmerson, HowlRound OpEd in Boston Globe

    ArtsEmerson Founding Director Rob Orchard, Director of Artistic Programs David Dower, and HowlRound Director Polly Carl contributed to a Boston Globe special Opinion section, which included input from the arts community on the state of the arts in Boston and ideas for the future.

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    Latina/o Theatre Commons holds ELA workshop

    Members of the Latina/o Theatre Commons, a national advocacy initiative, gathered in the Assembly Room of Emerson Los Angeles on November 10 to discuss current and future initiatives.

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    Hofbauer’s music reviewed on NPR

    Eric Hofbauer, a faculty member in the Performing Arts Department and jazz guitarist, and his quintet play 20th century classical music on their new, two-volume recording titled Prehistoric Jazz. 

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    Comedy minor launches at Emerson

    Emerson College announced it has launched a minor in Comedy, strengthening even further the College’s foothold in the entertainment industry.

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    Bensussen directs Awake and Sing

    Performing Arts Chair Melia Bensussen is directing Huntington Theatre Company’s production of Awake and Sing, a play about a Jewish family struggling to survive in the Bronx.

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    Pelton and Cutler in Boston Globe’s Names

    President Lee Pelton and Trustee Emeritus Ted Cutler ’51 were honored at Israeli Stage’s 5th anniversary celebration.

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    'Gunplay' offers laughter, heartbreak

    Benny Sato Ambush, senior distinguished producing director-in-residence, introduced the reading of Frank Higgins’s Gunplay on November 3 by reminding the audience that the presentation supported President Lee Pelton’s Gun Violence Resource Center initiative to engage in thoughtful conversations about gun violence.

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    High turnout for Internship Fair

    The Fall 2014 Internship Fair was held at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel on October 29, bringing a high turnout of Emerson students seeking internships in the communication and arts fields.

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Newfest

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 »