Department of Performing Arts

Department of Performing Arts News

The latest faculty, staff, and student news for the Department of Performing Arts. For College news and upcoming events, visit the News & Events section.

  • Leonard Foglia '76

    Celebrated Alumnus Theater Director Shares Advice with Students

    Leonard Foglia ’76, a renowned director of plays and operas, returned to his alma mater on Wednesday, September 14, to talk to students about what he looks for in actors, issues of race on stage, and how to survive in the theater business.

  • improper bostonian

    Milanovich '14 Named a Rising Talent in Improper Bostonian

    Lizzie Milanovich '14 was featured in The Improper Bostonian's "25x25" feature, a list of 25 Boston area up-and-coming talents under the age of 25 to commemorate the Improper's 25th anniversary.

  • Andrea Rios Hamlet

    La Obra Es La Cosa: Alumna Directing Spanish Youth Production of “Hamlet”

    Andrea Rios, who graduated from Emerson College this spring with a master’s degree in Theatre Education, is this summer co-directing an all-girl, Spanish language, one-hour adaptation of Hamlet for Apollinaire Theatre Company of Chelsea, Massachusetts.

  • Wikipedia page

    Emerson Class Cited in Washington Post

    The Washington Post cited Emerson College faculty member Magda Romanka's World Drama class in an article about college classrooms writing and editing Wikipedia pages as research assignments. A student in Romanska's class wrote the Wikipedia page on "Theatre and disability." 

  • students on Boston Common

    Emerson featured in New York Times Magazine

    Emerson's Comedic Arts major, which launches this fall, is the focus of a feature New York Times Magazine story.

  • scott wheeler

    Emerson Professor Releases Album of "Portraits and Tributes"

    Professor Scott Wheeler is a portraitist, but his depictions of friends and clients don’t hang on a wall or sit on a plinth in a corner of a room. They float through the air, capturing the spirit, if not the image, of their subjects.

  • MJ Halberstadt '10

    Emerson Alumni, Faculty Take Top Theater Awards

    Actress Jennifer Coolidge ’85 was one of several Emerson College alumni and faculty, and ArtsEmerson productions, to come away with Elliot Norton Awards honoring the best of Boston theater on May 23.

  • Jim Schubin '11 Lotte Lenya Competition

    Schubin ‘11 Wins International Music Theater Competition

    This April, Jim Schubin '11, in his fifth trip onto the stage at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, won over the judges with his clear tenor and acting ability. He tied for first place, beating 12 other finalists and taking home a $15,000 cash prize.


Joe Antoun, Artistic Director of NewFest & Part-Time Faculty in Performing Arts

Behind the Scenes
of NewFest 

Each year, Emerson turns a student-written show into a full-scale production. Learn about the selection process here. Watch the video »