School & Community Connections

Emerson theater educators are uniquely prepared to pursue a lifelong career bringing the stage to the world.

After studying at a premier performing arts school in the heart of Boston's theater community, Emerson Theatre Education graduates are in demand nationwide. A large majority of our graduates seeking employment as theater educators find positions within months of completing the program, becoming drama or theatre teachers in public and private grade schools and high schools, directors and producers of community theater, and coordinators of educational outreach programs.

As you form relationships with professors and peers and delve into your chosen coursework, you will be given the opportunity to cultivate your talent outside of Emerson. Boston is a dynamic center for the arts, with several renowned museums and cultural organizations around the city providing ample opportunity for experience in the community. Emerson is surrounded by nearly a half-dozen theaters, and Broadway productions make regular stops on their way to and from New York. These theaters, in addition to surrounding schools, museums, and cultural institutions, provide many excellent opportunities for internships and practica.

As an Emerson graduate student, you may audition or apply to act, write, direct, stage manage, or design for Emerson's professional-quality theater, and you have the opportunity to be solely responsible for educational outreach, study guides, and follow-up with area schools.

Recent Internships & Employers

  • American Repertory Theater
  • Andover Public Schools
  • Arlington Center for the Arts
  • Boston Arts Academy
  • Boston Public Schools
  • Brimmer and May School
  • Brookline Public Schools
  • Cambridge Public Schools
  • Central Michigan University
  • The Children's Museum
  • Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre
  • Eastern Nazarene College (MA)
  • Huntington Theatre Company
  • Lawrence Public Schools
  • Lexington Public Schools
  • Newton Public Schools
  • North Shore Community College (MA)
  • Plymouth State University (NH)
  • Regis College (MA)
  • Thayer Academy
  • Waltham Public Schools
  • Wellesley Public Schools



 

 

Meet the Graduate Program Director

Robert Colby, Graduate Program Director for Theatre Education and Associate Professor, specializes in theater education and theater for young audiences, and directing. His productions for young audiences have toured extensively throughout the New England area.
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Amy Czarnowski

Amy Czarnowski '06

Building A Network of Theatre Teachers

Chelsea High School Drama and Dance Teacher and Director Amy Czarnowski '06 calls the community in the Theatre Education graduate program a breath of fresh air. Watch the video »