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SHINSAI in the Making

March 19, 2012
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by Katherine Charleton I graduated from Emerson last May with a degree in Arts Management, and moved to New York for a temporary gig as Press Coordinator at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. It was during my senior year at Emerson that I realized that I wanted to work in marketing, specifically audience development.…

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Punk Rock Opera House

January 25, 2012
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by Ashley-Rose Galligan Broadway Across America opens the National Tour of American Idiot last night in Boston. American Idiot is a 2010 Tony Award nominated Broadway musical based on punk rock band Green Day’s album of the same name. American Idiot will have a day-of-performance ticket lottery for $28 seats in the first two rows while…

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Future Focused

November 1, 2011
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Academic Advising for the Spring 2012 semester has begun in earnest. Emerson students are thinking about the future this week while meeting with faculty advisors and counselors in the Academic Advising Center to map out the courses to be taken within both the department and liberal arts curriculum. With the future on the mind, Emerson’s…

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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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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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Uncovered: A Brimmer Street Alumni Connection

July 13, 2011
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Uncovered: A Brimmer Street Alumni Connection

By Jenna Clarke Yesterday, I found myself putting together the rather daunting piles of files for the 2004-2005 Season and I came across a purple Emerson College binder in the middle of the folders. Turns out this binder contains headshots and resumes for that year’s BFA Acting and Musical Theatre classes. After scrutinizing their resumes…

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Uncovered: Promo Video from 2008

June 23, 2011
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In the 2008-2009 Season, an industrious student, Melissa Allard, created a great video spot for Emerson Stage. As mentioned on this blog yesterday, we have been going through our archives, boxes and boxes of documents, photos, and other artifacts from 1989 to present. One of our favorites was this video dated 10/30/08: [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/25409322[/vimeo] In this…

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Unexpected Tasks at Emerson Stage

June 22, 2011
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Unexpected Tasks at Emerson Stage

By Christine Bernard If anyone asks, working at Emerson Stage for the summer is…pretty exciting! We get to participate in flash mobs, use our artsy Emersonian hands to plan out the next season (specialty of Jenna Clarke), and even dig through archives dating from 1989. Sometimes however, some of the daily tasks we’re asked to…

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Tony Time Continues

June 14, 2011
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Tony Time Continues

By Tyler York I’ve been listening to The Scottsboro Boys soundtrack all day, which is fitting given that I failed to mention Emerson alumna Jacki Barlia Florin, one of the producers of this musical, which was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, in my post yesterday. Ms. Barlia Florin was involved as a producer not only…

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It’s Tony Time!

June 13, 2011
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It’s Tony Time!

by Tyler York Who doesn’t love an award show? Especially one honoring those working in the theater? I had a great time watching The Tony Awards last night… How about that opening number?! You may not have been aware, but there are a number of Emerson College alumni who worked on some of the Broadway shows…

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