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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...

Former Director of Production and Safety Leonard Manzo

Leonard Manzo out as VMA director of production and safety

By Bailey Allen, Editor-at-Large
January 28, 2022

Leonard Manzo, longtime director of production and safety at Emerson, will no longer serve in the position as of Jan. 27, according to a Thursday evening email to the Visual and Media Arts department. Manzo,...

Production Iphigenia at the Cutler Majestic theater.

You are all that the myth can’t bear: ArtsEmerson hosts Iphagenia’s world premiere

By Payton Cavanaugh
November 18, 2021

On Nov. 13, I watched “Iphigenia,” an opera that tells a new rendition of the well-known Greek Myth Iphigenia at Aulis, in the Cutler Majestic theater hosted by ArtsEmerson. The show left me with many...

Emerson Stage to present ‘Marie Antoinette’ this weekend

Emerson Stage to present ‘Marie Antoinette’ this weekend

By Mariyam Quaisar, Content Managing Editor, Business Managing Editor
November 18, 2021

Emerson Stage will conclude its fall season with a production of “Marie Antoinette,” that aims to present audiences with a revolutionary and contemporary take on the life of the final Queen of France...

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

New musical ‘Macbeth in Stride’ critiques Shakespearean sexism

By Mariyam Quaisar, Content Managing Editor, Business Managing Editor
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,...

The main characters of the Million Dollar Quartet.

Tony winning musical ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ hits Boston this weekend for three shows

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
October 28, 2021

The Tony Award-winning musical “Million Dollar Quartet,” which chronicles a real-life recording session with rock ‘n’ roll legends Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins,...

Flyer for The Glassblowers Daughter.

Alum writes uplifting fairytale, commenting on sexism and corruption

By Mariyam Quaisar, Content Managing Editor, Business Managing Editor
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....

Hannah Nilsson (right), Olivia Bodley (middle), Clara Livingston (left)

‘This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing’ explores self-love and individuality in whimsical world

By Mariyam Quaisar, Content Managing Editor, Business Managing Editor
October 21, 2021

“This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing,” the latest show in Emerson Stage’s 2021-22 season, a children’s fairytale about three unique sisters embarking on their individual journeys,...

Still from Sky Hopinkas “Maɬni–towards the ocean, towards the shore.”

‘Bright Lights Film Series’ hosts first in person event since pandemic

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
October 14, 2021

After 18 months of Zoom screenings and discussions, Emerson’s “Bright Lights Film Series” hosted its first in-person event since Mar. 12, 2020 on Oct. 8 with a screening of “Maɬni–towards the...

Emerson Stages production of The Late Wedding marked the return of live theater on Emersons campus.

Live theater returns with production of “The Late Wedding”

By Sophia Pargas, Living Arts Editor
October 4, 2021

After 559 days of closed curtains and empty theaters, Emerson Stage kicked off its fall season with a production of “The Late Wedding,” a play about love, marriage, and all of its complexities.  The...

Brandon Goldens production company, Project 10K, is funding Barren Trees, a feature film to be released next week. Photo courtesy of Brandon Golden

Brandon Golden ’17 grows Barren Trees into feature film

By Owen Murray
March 22, 2018

When Brandon Golden ‘17 started his own production company, Project 10K, his goal was to give young filmmakers $10,000 to produce a feature film. Now its project, Barren Trees, is set to release...

Kevin Bright, the former executive producer of the sitcom Friends will be on campus for the 25th anniversary of the show. / Beacon Archive

Kevin Bright ’76 premieres new production company

By Ian Sloan
February 22, 2018

After executive-producing Friends for ten years, Kevin Bright ‘76 is telling stories in a whole new way. Leaving Central Park and the sitcom world behind, Bright recently launched an LA-based documentary-production...

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