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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Advancing Social Justice Through Performative Activism

September 23, 2011
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In celebration of Hispanic/Latin American Heritage Month, Christina Marín, a faculty member in the Performing Arts’ Theatre Education program, will take part in two events organized by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and GLBTQ Resources on campus. Both events draw from her work and research on femicide in Ciudad Juárez in Chihuahua, Mexico using…

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A Summer at Hartford Stage

September 22, 2011
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Gregory Turner, a junior BA Theatre Studies student concentrating in Arts Management, learned what it takes to arrange travel, feed, house, and attend to the many other needs of a theater company this summer as an intern at Hartford Stage. Hear Gregory talk about his summer internship below. We will be bringing you more stories…

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Growing Through the Arts

September 19, 2011
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Growing Through the Arts

We talked with Samantha Gassel, a recent graduate of Emerson’s Theatre Education: Non-Performance program, on her view of the arts in education. Samantha is currently student teaching high school students in Chicago and knows firsthand the value of the arts in schools. “Arts in education is not only teaching arts, it is using the arts…

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Arts Teaches Humanity, Collaboration, Citizenship

September 16, 2011
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Emerson College Theatre Education graduate student, Lindsay Weitkamp, talks with Emerson Stage during Arts in Education Week 2011 about the value of arts in education programs, her own experiences as a young student with the arts in school, and lessons learned at Emerson.

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Learning Confidence and Self-Value Through the Arts

September 16, 2011
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Natalie Bruno, a junior Theatre Education student and President of Kidding Around at Emerson College, is passionate about the arts. In honor of Arts in Education Week, we asked her to talk about the value of arts in education, her own experiences in school with the arts, and about Kidding Around’s great programming for young…

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Creativity through Education

September 14, 2011
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“The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create.” -President Barack Obama Christina Marín, theater education professor at Emerson College, tells us, “I have seen smiles on the faces of children all over the world when they are engaged in artistic activities and I can just tell that their minds…

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Power of the Arts

September 13, 2011
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Power of the Arts

We recently sat down with Performing Arts Administrative Assistant, a recent graduate of Emerson’s Theatre Education master’s degree program, SiouxSanna Ramirez-Cruz, to get her take on the importance of arts education and hear about her experiences as an arts educator. We learned about SiouxSanna’s involvement in arts education, which began when she was only twelve…

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National Arts in Education Week

September 13, 2011
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National Arts in Education Week

Throughout the country this week, arts and educational institutions are celebrating National Arts in Education Week. Arts and educational institutions are taking this opportunity to draw attention to arts in education, showcase its benefits, and build a momentum for the school year just beginning. All of us at Emerson Stage and the Department of Performing…

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Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!

September 2, 2011
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Yesterday, Performing Arts faculty and staff greeted our new undergraduate and graduate students en masse for the first time at a series of events including the morning Departmental Welcome and the annual Welcome Soirée in the evening!

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My New School Year

September 1, 2011
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By David Colfer I am starting week number five today as the new General Manager at Emerson College for the Department of Performing Arts and Emerson Stage. My new school year has begun in two ways: first, I am looking forward to an outstanding season here at Emerson Stage; the programming choices are bold, exciting…

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