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  • We Are Pussy Riot rehearsal

    NewFest Play to Bring Activists’ Words to Stage

    Playwright Barbara Hammond wants to give Pussy Riot another shot at getting their message across. She’ll try it onstage at the Tufte Performance and Production Center’s Greene Theater March 31–April 3, when Emerson Stage performs her new play, We Are Pussy Riot, directed by Kenneth Prestininzi.

  • Emerson Greene Beans

    Emerson Students Take Home Top Honors in Theatre Tech

    For the second year in a row, the Emerson “Greene Beans” took home the USITT Tech Olympics trophy for Best Performing Team, competing among 122 students from colleges and universities across the country.

  • Jack Siberine '16 prepares to film footage to create a VR short using one of Emerson College Los Angeles' GoPro rigs. Photo/Daryl Paranada

    ELA Launches Groundbreaking Virtual Reality Filmmaking Course

    Emerson College Los Angeles launches a course in Virtual Reality Filmmaking designed to explore the burgeoning field of live action filmmaking for virtual reality headsets. By the end of the course, students learn the skills necessary to craft a compelling VR experience and emerge with a portfolio piece good enough to secure a job in the VR field

  • Laurie Anderson

    Multimedia Artist Laurie Anderson to Headline Grad Symposium

    International multimedia artist Laurie Anderson, who has collaborated with the likes of Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, and her husband, Lou Reed, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s New England Graduate Media Symposium, which will revolve around the theme of collaboration.

  • Emerson Film Festival

    “Terranaut,” “Jonah Stands Up” Rise to Top of Emerson Film Festival

    Students, faculty, alumni, and family members packed the Bright Family Screening Room to support the diverse talent of Emersonians at the 16th annual Emerson Film Festival on March 20. Winners of the festival’s competitions will have their work submitted to the Emerson Los Angeles Film Festival in the fall.

  • Guillermo Arriaga

    Screenwriter Shares Skills at Emerson Latino Summit

    Mexican screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga joined about three dozen students and faculty members for a screening of his unreleased film, Words with Gods, at the Bright Family Screening Room on March 21, part of AMIGOS' 2016 Latino Summit.

  • Rebel by Maria Agui Carter

    Women Get Top Billing in Film Festival

    Emerson College is furthering its mission to support women filmmakers by screening two documentaries in this week’s Women Take the Reel Film Festival, organized by the MIT Women’s and Gender Studies departments.

  • Samba Gadjigo talks about Sembene

    Camera as “Weapon”: Emerson Introduced to “Father of African Cinema”

    Mount Holyoke College professor and filmmaker Samba Gadjigo joined the Emerson and greater Boston communities for a screening and discussion of his documentary, Sembene!, about “father of African cinema” Ousmane Sembene on March 18 in the Bright Family Screening Room.

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