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.

  • Julie Hennrikus

    Emerson faculty in a who wunnit?

    This week, Julie Hennrikus’s mystery, Just Killing Time, published under the pen name Julianne Holmes, was nominated for a 2015 Agatha Award for Best First Novel. “I can’t tell you what this nomination means to me,” said Hennrikus, who teaches arts management at Emerson and is executive director of StageSource. “It’s just a dream come true.”

  • Norman Lear

    Lear ’44 and Herzog ‘81 in Variety

    Alumni Norman Lear and Doug Herzog were honored with the National Association of Television Program Executive’s (NATPE’s) 13th annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards, held at Miami’s Fontainebleau Hotel. The event and award honorees were featured in Variety.

  • Guy Ben-Aharon

    Ben-Aharon ’12 interviewed in Jerusalem Post

    Alumnus Guy Ben-Aharon’s Israeli Stage takes center stage in a feature interview in the Jerusalem Post. 

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    ArtsEmerson in Arts Fuse’s Best Stage Productions of 2015

    Several of the productions presented by ArtsEmerson are highlighted by Arts Fuse stage critics as some of the best of 2015 theater.

  • Guy Ben-Aharon

    Ben-Aharon ’12 featured in The Israel Times

    Alumna Guy Ben-Aharon, producing artistic director of Israeli Stage, talks about his love of theater, launching Israeli Stage, and his quest to show people a different side of Israel from what they see in the news through showcasing Israeli productions. 

  • Hanife Schulte, Emerson College graduate student

    Grad Student's Work on Brecht Recognized

    A Theatre Education graduate student has been recognized for her work on Brecht.

  • Joshua Polster

    Polster on Arthur Miller premiere in UK, New York Times

    Performing Arts Associate Professor Joshua Polster, who is an expert on playwright Arthur Miller, is quoted about Miller’s first play No Villain having its world premiere in London and his overall popularity in the UK throughout his career.

  • Linda Reisman

    Reisman on producing The Danish Girl, covered by Boston media

    Senior Distinguished Producer-in-Residence in Visual and Media Arts Linda Reisman talked to Boston media about her role as executive producer of The Danish Girl.

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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 »