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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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  • MJ Halberstadt '10

    The Playwright in the Admission Office

    That Time the House Burned Down is the second of two plays Senior Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission MJ Halberstadt ’10 is seeing produced this spring in Boston. That Time the House Burned Down is being presented by Fresh Ink Theatre April 8–23, at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, but before that, another of Halberstadt’s plays, The Launch Prize, will run March 3–20, at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. Bridge Repertory Theater, of which Halberstadt is a founding artistic associate, is producing.

  • Shanae Burch

    Burch ’13 on Her Love of Acting, Boston Globe

    Alumna Shanae Burch was interviewed by the Boston Globe to discuss her love of acting and what ignited her passion.

  • Russell Granet

    Alumnus Named to Number Two Spot at Lincoln Center

    Emerson College alumnus Russell Granet ’87 has been named executive vice president of Lincoln Center Education, Community Engagement, and International, where he will oversee the New York–based performing arts organization’s global consulting division, as well as advocacy and outreach to local schools and nonprofits.

  • Art Teitelbaum

    Scholarship Honors a Friendship with Opportunity

    Ed Ansin described his friend, Art Teitelbaum, as above all, “dedicated” – to fighting discrimination, to protecting people’s rights, and to spreading the message of tolerance and equality. So when Teitelbaum passed away last November at the age of 77, Ansin wanted to help pass along that dedication to a whole new generation of Emerson students. The Art Teitelbaum ’60 Memorial Scholarship will recognize two undergraduate students annually who are from Massachusetts with a major in Journalism and demonstrated financial need. Each student will be awarded a $5,000 grant, starting in fall 2016.

  • 'Disparo Al Corazon'

    Emerson Alum Directs Grammy-Winning Album Videos

    Ethan Lader '01 directed videos for the Ricky Martin singles, Disparo Al Corazon and Adios, off A Quien Quiera Escuchar, winner of the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album.

  • Joe Randazzo

    Joe Randazzo ’02 Creates Viral Donald Trump Video

    Alumnus Joe Randazzo ’02, former editor of The Onion, created a parody of GOP candidate Donald Trump on the comedy website Funny Or Die.

  • 'Peace' by Jody Steel

    'Leg art' alumna to sell designs for Red Cross

    The Desert to the Sea Region of the Red Cross, which covers a swath of California from Orange County to the Arizona border, will sell apparel featuring one of four Jody Steel designs, with 80 percent of the proceeds going to fund the agency’s Fire Preparedness Campaign. Steel '14, whose ink-on-thigh portrait of Walter White from Breaking Bad went viral in 2013, had made a time-lapse video of her drawing a dove bursting through a heart-shaped, flag-filled hole on someone’s bare back, and put it up on YouTube. The video, “Peace,” was inspired by the attacks on Paris and Beirut last November.

  • Julie Hennrikus

    Emerson faculty in a who wunnit?

    This week, Julie Hennrikus’s mystery, Just Killing Time, published under the pen name Julianne Holmes, was nominated for a 2015 Agatha Award for Best First Novel. “I can’t tell you what this nomination means to me,” said Hennrikus, who teaches arts management at Emerson and is executive director of StageSource. “It’s just a dream come true.”

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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