Featured Alumni News

Nearly every day, it seems we’re hearing about something new that Emerson alumni are bringing to the fields of communications and the arts. Whether they’re making movies, creating plays, or planning political campaigns, Emersonians are innovators. They are changing how we see, feel, and experience the world.

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    Podcasts with Emersonians this holiday break

    If you are traveling this holiday season—on a long bus or plane ride, perhaps?—be sure to check out some popular podcasts featuring Emerson alumni.

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    Georges ’86 named poet laureate of Boston

    Emerson alumna Danielle Legros Georges ’86 has been named poet laureate of Boston. The news was announced December 15 during a packed open forum at the Paramount Center Mainstage with Julie Burros, the recently named chief of arts and culture for the city of Boston.

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    Homeless highlighted in holiday play

    Several Emerson students and alumni are involved in Writing Home, a theater production written by Boston–area homeless people, which runs December 18-21.

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    Shoo Iwasaki celebrates 80th birthday

    Shoo Iwasaki, a devoted friend of Emerson and namesake of the College’s Iwasaki Library, recently celebrated his 80th birthday in Japan.

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    Trip to Bountiful meets with students

    Some of the cast and crew members of The Trip to Bountiful met with Emerson students, faculty, and staff at the Brown Bag Lunch event on December 5 in the Randall Lobby of the Paramount Center.

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    Allen’s Temple Twist in Boston magazine

    Jon Allen’s (’14) creation of an organic Shirley Temple drink, Temple Twist, continues to expand its reach.

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    Alumni work for Peter Pan Live!

    At least six Emerson alumni are working behind the scenes of Peter Pan Live! — the live television broadcast of the storied theatrical production set to air on NBC on Thursday, December 4.

  • Grossman’s Nevermore on Deadline.com

    Jason Grossman ’02, co-founder of Radio Mouse Entertainment, is producing the Edgar Allan Poe musical Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe. 

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Michael Moats

Writing in Politics

The West Wing got him hooked, but it was his writing skills that got him there. Michael Moats, MFA ’10, came to Emerson as a graduate student in creative writing. He never thought he’d leave as a political speechwriter.

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