Emerson College Today

  • 'The Wong Kids'

    'Wong Kids' Director on His Love of Theater

    Director Ralph B. Peña talked about his latest play to hit Boston —The Wong Kids in The Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go! Presented by ArtsEmerson and written by Lloyd Suh, the play is about Violet and Bruce Wong, who have super powers and don’t fit in. When an evil beast called the Space Chupacabra appears, the Wong Kids must travel to outer space in order to stop it.

  • 'Diary of a Teenage Girl'

    Film Sparks Talk of Female Perspective

    More than 100 Emerson College students and Boston community members of all ages and genders attended a screening of The Diary of a Teenage Girl at the Bright Family Screening Room on Thursday, February 11. The film premiered at Sundance in January of last year, and was distributed by Sony Pictures Classics in August. The screening was part of the Bright Lights film and discussion series.

  • #BlackLivesMatter founders

    #BlackLivesMatter founders talk about the movement

    Two leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement were on the Emerson College campus Wednesday, February 10, to talk to students about activism and racism as part of the College’s Black History Month celebration, “Solidarity.” In a press conference prior to a talk they gave in the Bright Family Screening Room at the Paramount Center, Opal Tometi and Janaya Khan answered questions about student demonstrations, the role and limits of social media in organizing, and the interconnectedness of social justice struggles.

  • 'Peace' by Jody Steel

    'Leg art' alumna to sell designs for Red Cross

    The Desert to the Sea Region of the Red Cross, which covers a swath of California from Orange County to the Arizona border, will sell apparel featuring one of four Jody Steel designs, with 80 percent of the proceeds going to fund the agency’s Fire Preparedness Campaign. Steel '14, whose ink-on-thigh portrait of Walter White from Breaking Bad went viral in 2013, had made a time-lapse video of her drawing a dove bursting through a heart-shaped, flag-filled hole on someone’s bare back, and put it up on YouTube. The video, “Peace,” was inspired by the attacks on Paris and Beirut last November.

  • Emerson Game Developers

    Emerson Group Makes Game Design Inclusive

    Emerson Game Developers arose from a workshop called Girls Make Games, organized last fall by Visual and Media Arts faculty Sarah Zaidan and Miranda Banks, and Engagement Lab project managers Becky Michelson and Christina Wilson. “The goal was to make students aware of different inroads into gaming,” said Zaidan, faculty advisor to the Game Developers, of the workshop. “The group of people we brought in represented the more unorthodox…ways of getting into gaming.”

  • Interrogating Whiteness panel

    ArtsEmerson panel tackles diversity on stage

    The theater world has exploded with controversy recently over the casting decisions of stages from New York to a small college in Pennsylvania, raising questions of whose stories are being told, and how, and who decides? ArtsEmerson took a hard look at these questions in “Interrogating Whiteness Part II: Controversies and Interventions in the Theatre,” held on February 9 in the Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre at the Paramount Center.

  • Michael Dukakis Speaks at ELA

    Former Massachusetts governor and 1988 Democratic presidential nominee talks about the current election and his run for president. 

  • Rachel Lind

    Emerson alumni TV episodes to air

    Emerson College alumna Rachel Lind ’09 co-wrote an episode of the CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls that will air Wednesday, February 10, kicking off a string of TV episodes written by alumnae being broadcast in coming months. An episode of NBC drama Chicago Fire co-written by Liz Alper ’08 will air at the end of March, and Tesha Kondrat ’13 wrote two episodes of the animated series Camp WWE, which will air on the new WWE Network later in the spring.



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