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.

  • Stage Management students work for festival

    Students and recent alumni in the Perforiming Arts' State Management program are working at the Contemporary American Theater Festival this month.

  • Winkler teaches master class

    Award-winning actor, producer, director, and author Henry Winkler ’67, H. ’78, dropped by Emerson this week to teach a musical theatre master class.

  • State of the College

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

  • Bobbi Brown '79 speaks to Boston Globe about her career in makeup

    Bobbi Brown ’79 was featured in a Boston Globe story regarding her influence on the beauty industry and her continued support of Emerson. The article is the cover story of the “G” section (June 23).

  • Whalen '14 to blend theatre and exercise

    Orrin Whalen '14 hopes to blend his theatre design experience with his passion for exercise when he arrives at the new Emerson College Los Angeles this weekend.

  • Bobbi Brown '79 is "Mogul Next Door"

    The New York Times recently profiled Emerson Trustee and alumna Bobbi Brown ’79.

  • Emerson alum Miguel Cervantes On Broadway

    Miguel Cervantes ’99 is no dummy—but he is currently performing in American Idiot on Broadway. The Tony Award-nominated musical follows the captivating journey of a generation of young Americans as they struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. Set to the music of Green Day, there is little dialogue with the storyline led instead by the popular indie rock band’s lyrics.

  • Four student a cappella groups unite

    Emerson's four a cappella groups will unite for the first time ever Friday, March 28, on stage for a benefit concert to raise money for student and diversity scholarships.


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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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 »