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  • Alden Jones

    Jones’s Story Collection Continues to Win Awards

    Alden Jones, senior affiliated faculty in the Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing, was awarded the Lascaux Book Prize for her short story collection, Unaccompanied Minors, the third prize the book has won.

  • Michele Josue

    Alumna Wins Daytime Emmy for Matthew Shepard Documentary

    Emerson College alumna Michele Josue ’01 took home a Daytime Emmy Award on April 29 for her documentary, Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine, about the gay college student who was brutally murdered in 1998.

  • Blue-Eyed Black Boy wikipedia page

    Wikidemia: Drama Students Write Digital Articles for Neglected Works

    Fifty students in Magda Romanska’s World Drama class have contributed Wikipedia entries for underrepresented playwrights and plays, ditching the traditional research paper to engage in some digital advocacy and activism.

  • Design concept for Artists for Humanity

    Emerson Students Write, Design Book for Community Partner

    Two Emerson classes spent the spring semester putting together a book that will look back on Artists for Humanity’s first two and a half decades through the eyes of artists, clients, donors, mentors, and others who have played a role in AFH’s history. Interspersed with the interviews will be original artwork made by the young people AFH hires.

  • Areas for Action

    In “Areas for Action,” You’re the Artist and Anything Can Happen

    Next week, Emersonians can close out the semester by throwing bottles of paint and showering themselves in glitter as they participate in improvisational participatory performance art alongside world-renowned experimental artist Oliver Herring.

  • La Vida es Sueno set

    Student Scenic Designer’s Set Gets National Notice

    One of Corey Umlauf's creations, the stage design for La Vida Es Sueño (Life Is a Dream), earned her an honorable mention at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival earlier this month and a gig this summer as an assistant scenic designer at the prestigious National Playwrights Conference (NPC) at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Connecticut.

  • Emerson crew poses with Lodz film fest poster

    Film Students Travel to Poland for Film Festival

    From April 13 to 19, Senior Scholar-in-Residence Jim Lane and a small group of Emerson film students visited the Łódź Film School and toured Warsaw, but the focus of the trip was on the Łodzią po Wiśle Film Festival, held in Warsaw and organized by the film school.

  • "The Tunnel" set

    Student Films Highlight New Emphasis on Production Design

    Last weekend, the cast and crew of Men of Tomorrow, a science fiction movie about a woman who accidentally blasts herself into the future with a shock from a broken toaster, took over the Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre.


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