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.

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    2015 Alumni Weekend honorees announced

    On May 30, Emerson College will honor five distinguished alumni during the school’s Alumni Weekend festivities. President Lee Pelton will present the awards to the honorees.  This year’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipients are film executive Pamela Abdy '95; Boston Children’s Museum CEO Carole Charnow '79; Mike Gonzalez '83, senior fellow of The Heritage Foundation; Bethany Nelson '82, Performing Arts faculty member. Journalist Flora Charner '04 will receive the Young Alumni Achievement Award.

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    Semester ends, Emerson LA students look ahead

    With graduation fast approaching, Emerson College Los Angeles students Jonathan Khalev ’15 and Grace Gates ’15 are wondering what’s next.

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    2015 Norton Award nominees include Emersonians

    Emerson is well represented in nominations for the 2015 Elliot Norton Awards, which are being hosted by the Boston Theater Critics Association at Citi Shubert Theatre on Monday, May 11, at 7:00 pm.

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    Skeggs '12 nominated for Tony Award

    Emily Skeggs ’12 was recently riding in a car with fellow Emerson alumni when she learned the amazing news that she was nominated for a Tony Award. She is nominated in the category of Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her role in Fun Home.

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    53 students inducted into Gold Key Society

    Fifty-three students, along with faculty members Tulasi Srinivas, Aaron B. Daniels, and Mary Kovaleski Byrnes, were honored during the Gold Key Honor Society ceremony on April 27 at the Semel Theater.

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    Robin Roberts to give Commencement undergrad address

    Robin Roberts of ABC's Good Morning America will provide the undergraduate address at the 135th Emerson College Commencement on May 18. Pulitzer Prize-winning Emerson professor and author Megan Marshall will provide the graduate address. 

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    Co-organizer reflects on Emerald Empowerment

    The co-chair of Emerald Empowerment Week at Emerson, the week of events organized by Kappa Gamma Chi to raise awareness and education of issues relating to sexual assault and power-based interpersonal violence, is calling the week a success.

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    Jeans for Justice brings performances, advocacy

    Emerson Violence Prevention and Response (VPR) held the Jeans for Justice Rally at Common Ground in the Walker Building on April 17—urging students, faculty, and staff to wear jeans all day to stand in solidarity with sexual assault survivors.

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 »