Performing Arts Faculty
Mary Ellen Adams
Ms. Adams teaches in the design/ technology area with a specialty in makeup, crafts and puppetry. She received her training in make up for theatre from Jack Stein, and for film, television and special effects with Vincent Kehoe at the Research Council of Makeup Artists.
Her professional work includes design responsibilities at major Boston television stations, historical productions for Sudbury Militia and Minuteman National Park in Lexington, Massachusetts. She continues to serve as consultant to local educational, community and regional theatre companies. She has also conducted workshops for the Puppeteers of New England and New England Theatre Conference. At the College she has designed and executed costumes, specialty headgear, makeup and puppets for department productions.
Office: Tufte 1001
A Round of Applause...
Recent news highlights from the Department of Performing Arts.
Emily Skeggs '12 nominated for Tony Award
Emily Skeggs was with fellow Emerson alums when she learned that she had been nominated for a Tony Award (Best Featured Actress in a Musical) for her role in Fun Home.
No rehearsal needed: Students win theatre competition
They didn’t go to USITT to compete (in fact, they signed up after the race had begun), but a group of Performing Arts production majors took first place at the 2015 Tech Olympics!
McGorry '08 talks about his two hit TV shows
The Performing Arts alum appears on Orange is the New Black and How to Get Away With Murder.
Grammy nomination for Sanlikol
Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, a well-respected pianist and faculty member in Performing Arts, has been nominated for a Grammy Award for his composition “Vecd."