Each academic year, Emerson Stage strives to present a diverse body of work to suit the educational needs of a wide variety of degree programs. The Emerson Stage Season Selection Committee works each year to discuss the upcoming season, and is inclusive of Performing Arts student representatives, faculty, and staff.

This season includes six plays, two musicals, and new works festival designed to offer Emerson College Performing Arts students hundreds of performance, design, production, and management roles, as well as countless opportunities to build their skills in preparation for a career in the industry. This season at Emerson Stage we’re asking: what are you trying to build? Please join us as we showcase the artists of tomorrow on stage today. 

photo credits: Craig Bailey/Perspective Photo

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Marisol Poster


By José Rivera
Directed by Tatyana-Marie Carlo
February 18 to 21, 2021
LIVE Online Performance: Transmedia Platform TBA

With the apocalypse well under way, the angels have traded in their wings for Uzis and Marisol Perez, a young Latinx woman, finds herself in the middle of a nightmare journey into this new war zone taking place on the streets of New York.

Everybody Poster


By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Annie G. Levy
March 11 to 14, 2021
LIVE Online Performance: Transmedia Platform TBA

In celebrated playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' "very meta and saucy adaptation" (TONY) of Everyman, the 15th Century morality play, an unprepared Everybody must make sense of life's greatest mystery, the very meaning of living, before their time runs out.

NEWFEST: New Works Festival

NEWFEST: New Works Festival

A three-week celebration of creativity

NewFest: Readings and Sorts

March 16, 18, 20, 2021
LIVE Online Performance: Transmedia Platform TBA
FREE admission

A collection of short plays and readings written, directed, and performed by Emerson students.

NewFest New Play Workshop: An Interior of the Artist Without Her Sister

By Masha Obolensky
Directed by Melia Bensussen
March 25 to 28, 2021
LIVE Online Performance: Transmedia Platform TBA

Emerson Stage presents a workshop production of a new play in development by an established playwright.

NewFest Rod Parker Playwriting Award Winning Production: Going to California

By Sabrina Sexauer '22
Directed by Joe Antoun
April 1 to 4, 2021
LIVE Online Performance: Transmedia Platform TBA

The student winner of the 2020 Rod Parker Playwriting Award sees their play taken from page to stage in this fully produced performance.

Spring Awakening Poster

Spring Awakening

Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
April 15 to 18, 2021
LIVE Online Performance: Transmedia Platform TBA

Based on Frank Wedekind's play of the same name, Spring Awakening depicts a dozen young people making their way through the thrilling, complicated, and mysterious time of sexual awakening.