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.

  • Transgender child focus of Emerson play

    A groundbreaking new play for elementary school-aged audiences about a child fighting to conform to a specific gender is debuting at Emerson's Cabaret on Thursday, February 26.

  • Marin named Outstanding Faculty Member

    Christina Marin, assistant professor of Performing Arts, was named Graduate Student Association Outstanding Faculty Member for 2012-13.

  • Emersonians are all over the Oscars

    Oscar excitement is building at Emerson College. From alumni and faculty involved with nominated films to student journalists reporting from the red carpet, numerous Emersonians boast close connections to the 2011 Academy Awards.

  • E! News internship in LA for Diana '14

    Leslie Diana ’14 is ending her Emerson College Los Angeles experience with fond memories of E! News, where she held an internship during her final semester.

  • Kevin Bright and Bob Gersh in Hollywood Reporter

    Founding director of Emerson College Los Angeles and executive producer ("Friends") Kevin Bright ’76 (right) and Bob Gersh P’10, of the Gersh Agency, attended an event to benefit the Rape Treatment Center & Stuart House.    

  • Liebergott tribute: praise, laughter, and happy tears

    The Paramount Theatre was packed April 21 for a tribute to President Jacqueline Liebergott, who is approaching the end of her tenure as president of the College. 

  • emersonTHEATRE unites youth, College

    emersonTHEATRE, which connects local high school students with Emerson's Performing Arts Department, held its season showcase Saturday, November 23.

  • Romanska wins 2011 Aquila Polonica Prize

    Performing Arts Assistant Professor Magda Romanska recently won the 2011 Aquila Polonica Prize for her 2009 Theatre Survey article “Between History and Memory: Auschwitz in Akropolis, Akropolis in Auschwitz.”

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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 »