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Who let the dogs out? Alum Dan Perrault did.

Who let the dogs out? Alum Dan Perrault did.

By Clara Faulkner, Managing Editor and Living Arts Editor
April 26, 2023

Get ready for belly-aching laughter and heartwarming moments as "Strays," the latest comedy film written by alum Dan Perrault, hits theaters on June 9.  The adult comedy is a fresh take on the popular...

Emerson Alumna Cerise Castle

Emerson alum Cerise Castle awarded American Mosaic Journalism Prize

By Quinn O'Connor, Staff Writer and Copyeditor
March 2, 2023

After Cerise Castle was struck by a rubber bullet while reporting on Black Lives Matter protests in Los Angeles on May 30, 2020, her doctors advised her to stay on bed rest for six months. That meant no...

Emerson alums open craft beer brewery

Emerson alums open craft beer brewery

By Karenna Umscheid, Staff Writer
October 12, 2022

Two Emerson alumni combined their love for craft beer and their passion for brewing to open up a brewing company in Hudson, MA.  Jamie Muldoon and Jake Leblanc both studied broadcast journalism and...

Jasper by Grant MacDermott 09.

Alum debuts as playwright for Off-Broadway’s ‘Jasper’

By Emma Bowen, Correspondent
September 21, 2022

An Emerson alum and playwright premiered his first production, “Jasper,” a play about the challenges of having a physically disabled family member, on Sept. 14th at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theater...

A promotional image for Baby Teeth Film Fest.

Alum-created Baby Teeth Film Festival centers queer filmmakers and characters

By Parker Garlough, Staff Writer
September 8, 2022

The second annual Baby Teeth Film Festival will present short films created by trans and gender non-conforming individuals in a variety of genres including fantasy, comedy, and drama.  The festival,...

Please Let Me In exhibit at the Boston Center for the Arts.

‘Please let me in’ creates a world to be discovered at Boston Center for the Arts

By Tea Perez
September 7, 2022

Two alumni created an immersive art installation that brings viewers into an uncanny, uncomfortable, and vulnerable experience of stepping into a stranger’s most intimate space.   M’Kenzy Cannon,...

Headshot of Chen Xu 15

Alum sells new show to Disney+, crediting his time at Emerson for his success

By Rachel Hackam
November 29, 2021

A new Disney show following a talented yet obnoxious lawyer as his life is upended by an unexpected visitor was created by an Emerson alum just six years after his graduation.  Chen Xu’s new show,...

James P.W. Martin 13 posing with his new anthology, Eggplant Emoji Volume 1.

‘Laughter is medicine’: alum published comedic short story anthology

By Karissa Schaefer, Staff Writer, Living Arts
November 18, 2021

Labeled as “humor for the culturally refined” and promising to subvert expectations—Eggplant Emoji Volume 1, a new collection of comedic short stories from an Emerson alum, was released last month.  The...

A photo of Carolyn Freyer-Jones 88.

Alum finishes and publishes late friend’s book

By Sophia Pargas, Content Managing Editor
November 18, 2021

An Emerson alum released her debut book, What If This Is The Fun Part? for purchase on Amazon Wednesday. The book, originally started by the author’s best friend about life coaching, is now a story about...

Still from Macbeth In Stride, playing at Loeb Drama Center.

New musical ‘Macbeth in Stride’ critiques Shakespearean sexism

By Mariyam Quaisar, Editor-at-large
November 4, 2021

A new musical from Obie Award winner Whitney White running in Boston examines what it means to be an ambitious, contemporary Black woman using the themes and characters of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy,...

Jonathon Graziano 13 and his pug, Noodle.

‘Bones day’ or ‘No Bones day’: Emerson alum, pug achieve TikTok fame

By Campbell Parish
November 4, 2021

Forget horoscopes or weather forecasts, there’s a new way to figure out what kind of day you’re going to have—Noodle, a 13-year-old pug.  Thanks to Jonathon Graziano ‘13, a former marketing...

The flyer for The Beta Test.

Two alumni direct and star in new film ‘The Beta Test’

By Sophia Pargas, Content Managing Editor
November 4, 2021

Twelve years after they graduated in the same class, two Emerson alumni and self-proclaimed “college drinking buddies” directed and starred in the new feature film “The Beta Test,” which premieres...

Marla Kirban in 1970, her senior year at Emerson

Marla Kirban, Emerson alum and Hollywood voiceover coach, dies at 72

By Gabriel Borges, Staff Writer
October 31, 2021

A long list of celebrity clients have walked through the doors of Marla Kirban Voiceover, a full service voiceover school run by the late Marla Kirban ‘70, who managed to make it as a coach in an...

Flyer for The Glassblowers Daughter.

Alum writes uplifting fairytale, commenting on sexism and corruption

By Mariyam Quaisar, Editor-at-large
October 28, 2021

Fairytale “The Glassblower’s Daughter,” penned by an Emerson alum, is set in an early North American colony and follows Sandy, a teenage girl who lives in a colony that's being run by a corrupt governor....

From left to right: Stephen Colbert, Matt Lappin, Opus Moreschi ’00, and Ballard C. Boyd ’03 at the Emmys

Three Emerson alums win Emmy awards

By Karissa Schaefer, Staff Writer, Living Arts
September 30, 2021

Three Emerson alums, two of whom had won previously, took home trophies at the 2021 Emmy Awards on Sept. 19 for their behind-the-scenes work in television.  Randy Barbato ‘82, Joe Celli ‘91, and...

Alumnae band Bulletin ready to release their debut album

Alumnae band “Bulletin” ready to release their debut album

By Dionna Santucci
September 23, 2021

Boston-based rock band, Bulletin, formed by two Emerson alums in 2015, is set to release their debut album, “Hiding to Nothing,” on Oct. 1.  The idea for Bulletin came about when John Young ‘08,...

Trent Cole 18s single Here was released last week.

Alum begins music career with release of new single “Here”

By Sophia Pargas, Content Managing Editor
September 23, 2021

Trent Cole ‘18 has loved music for as long as he can remember. It’s that passion that drove him to release his debut pop single “Here” last week, a song about coming to terms with and moving on...

Amanda Richards 10 and Dawn Steinberg 82 worked on the Fantasy Island Reboot.

Emerson alums help create “Fantasy Island” reboot

By Karissa Schaefer, Staff Writer, Living Arts
September 23, 2021

Two Emerson alumni—who graduated the college nearly 30 years apart—found themselves collaborating in Sony’s casting department to bring Fox’s reboot of the 1970s show “Fantasy Island” to life. While...

Jacqueline Novak performing her stand-up show, Get On Your Knees.

‘To me, the blowjob as a concept is kind of just really fascinating’: Jacqueline Novak’s one woman stand-up show is back

By Campbell Parish
September 9, 2021

After the pandemic forced the cancelation of her previous tour, Jacqueline Novak’s "Get on Your Knees" tour is back, bringing much-needed laughs and giggles about a surprising topic—blowjobs.  Her...

Ricky Downes III performing on stage

Alum Ricky Downes III writes and performs his own Lion King parody

By Sophia Pargas, Content Managing Editor
September 9, 2021

“The Lion King but it’s Just One Guy” began when Ricky Downes III ‘15 was a junior at Emerson—now, the production, a one man show, is free to stream on YouTube after it completed a successful...

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