Performing Arts Faculty
Richelle Devereaux Murray
Richelle Devereaux-Murray oversees the design, construction, procurement, and alterations of costumes for eight Emerson Stage productions each year. She recently designed costumes for the Rod Parker Playwright Award winner, Paint. As an instructor in the Design/Tech department, Devereaux-Murray also teaches costume construction as a technique of stagecraft.
Outside of Emerson, Devereaux-Murray has held numerous jobs in costume construction, and as a wardrobe supervisor, head dyer/painter/distresser, star dresser, designer, and design assistant at celebrated Boston area theatres. Devereaux-Murray has worked on productions staged at The Publick, Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Speakeasy Stage Company, North Shore Music Theater, The Huntington Theater, The Cutler Majestic, and The Colonial Theater, among others.
As a member of IATSE local 481, Devereaux-Murray also has worked on many films, shorts, and commercials that have been shot in the Boston area. Her film and television work includes: dye/craft work on the dance sequence costumes in The Game Plan, alterations and costume construction for both 27 Dresses and Mona Lisa Smile, costumer on Fever Pitch, and design assistant for American Experience, produced by WGBH-TV for PBS.
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A Round of Applause...
Recent news highlights from the Department of Performing Arts.
Academy Fight Song involves PA alumni, faculty
in world-premiere production at Boston Center for the Arts.
Kinky Boots actor comes home.
Following a stint on Broadway, Lauren Chapman '12 returns to Boston in the Tony award-winning show's national tour.
Assistant Professor Christina Marin recieves service learning innovation grant
to support collaboration between Emerson's Theatre Education graduate program and ¡ACCIÓN! Community Theater (ACT) in Hyde Square.
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!