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.

  • Yuri Cataldo

    College welcomes 10 full-time faculty members

    Emerson College welcomes 10 new full-time faculty members for the 2015–2016 academic year as the College continues its commitment to academic excellence in communication and the arts.

  • Martie Cook

    Cook on WGBH Radio for Comedic Arts

    Associate Chair of VMA Martie Cook spoke with WGBH’s Callie Crossley, host of Under the Radar, about Emerson’s new Comedic Arts major

  • Academy Fight Song

    'Academy Fight Song' featured in Boston Globe

    The Boston Globe on September 14 previewed Academy Fight Song, which features numerous Emersonians on the cast and crew.

  • Dinner For One

    Dinner for One in ITV Festival for comedy pilot

    Several Emerson alumni in the New York City comedy sketch group Dinner For One will have a television comedy pilot, Life Sucks, featured at the 10th annual Independent Television and Film Festival (ITV Fest) in Dover, Vermont, September 24–27.

  • Daniel Beaty

    Students attend Beaty's 'Mr. Joy'

    Nearly 1,000 students attended a performance of Mr. Joy by playwright, actor, and ArtsEmerson Artist-in-Residence Daniel Beaty at the Cutler Majestic Theatre on August 31.

  • Craig Mathers

    'Academy Fight Song' features Emersonians

    Several Emersonians are involved in the premiere of the play Academy Fight Song, which debuts at the Boston Center for the Arts on Thursday, September 10, including Associate Professor Craig Mathers, who is in a leading role.

  • Lee Pelton

    Pelton reads on the Boston Common

    Taking some time out to enjoy the last days of summer and support an important literacy and arts access program, President Pelton gave a reading at the Boston Common today.

  • Christina Marin

    Marin receives Service Learning Innovation Grant

    Christina Marín, assistant professor in Performing Arts, received an $800 Innovation Grant from Emerson’s Office of Service Learning and Community Action this summer. 

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 »