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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    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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    Costume Shop livens Halloween spirit

    Call this a spook-tacular campus resource! With Halloween coming up this Friday, October 31, many Emerson students looking for elaborate but affordable costumes took advantage of the Costume Shop's “Costume Stock Sale."

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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 »