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.

  • Hanife Schulte, Emerson College graduate student

    Grad Student's Work on Brecht Recognized

    A Theatre Education graduate student has been recognized for her work on Brecht.

  • Linda Reisman

    Reisman on producing The Danish Girl, covered by Boston media

    Senior Distinguished Producer-in-Residence in Visual and Media Arts Linda Reisman talked to Boston media about her role as executive producer of The Danish Girl.

  • Joshua Polster

    Polster on Arthur Miller premiere in UK, New York Times

    Performing Arts Associate Professor Joshua Polster, who is an expert on playwright Arthur Miller, is quoted about Miller’s first play No Villain having its world premiere in London and his overall popularity in the UK throughout his career.

  • Polly Carl

    Carl featured in WBUR’s The Artery

    In her role as part of the trio leading ArtsEmerson and Office of the Arts, Polly Carl talked to The Artery about being named Person of the Year by the National Theatre Conference, and her goal, along with fellow ArtsEmerson collegues David Dower and David Howse, to make theater more inclusive and accessible. 

  • Yuri Cataldo

    Cataldo on new BCE major, Boston Globe

    Marketing Communication Executive-in-Residence Yuri Cataldo, director of Emerson’s Business of Creative Enterprises program, was interviewed for a business story in the Boston Globe about the new major, which launches in fall 2016.

  • Cristina Kotz Cornejo

    Emerson’s Women in Film and Media Summit in Boston Globe

    The Boston Globe’s Names section featured a write-up and photo from Emerson’s first Women in Film and Media Summit, organized by VMA Associate Chair and Professor Cristina Kotz Cornejo.

  • 'And That's Not Funny!'

    Experts, students, writers, and comics will explore whether comedy can survive political correctness

  • Joshua Polster

    Polster quoted in The Jewish Week on Miller Play

    Associate Professor of Performing Arts Joshua Polster was featured in The Jewish Week for his expert insight on playwright Arthur Miller’s Incident at Vichy. This year marks the centennial anniversary of the famed writer’s birth.

Newfest

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 »