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The Robert J. Orchard Stage, one of ArtsEmerson’s venues

ArtsEmerson appoints new director of artistic programming

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
July 24, 2021

Ronee Penoi will be ArtsEmerson’s new director of artistic programming, the theatre group announced Thursday afternoon.  Starting Aug. 2, Penoi will serve as ArtEmerson’s third artistic leader,...

Bostons Fenway Park empty

Baker announces Phase Four reopening by end of March

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
February 25, 2021

Massachusetts will enter the final step, Step Two, of Phase Three in its four-phase reopening plan next Monday, with plans to move into Phase Four as early as March 22. The Commonwealth’s reopening...

Lee Forrest, Director of Or What You Wont produced by student organization Theyta.

Theyta produced virtual reading of ‘Or What You Won’t’

By Clarah Grossman
November 14, 2020

A bell rings through the theater, announcing the start of the show. People take their seats, the room goes dark, and the curtain rises. At least, this is what Theyta’s original production of Or What...

Emersons Paramount theater.

ArtsEmerson, WERS receive grant money from Boston COVID-19 fund

By Joshua Sokol, Staff Writer
October 13, 2020

Two Emerson-affiliated organizations, ArtsEmerson and WERS 88.9, received grant funding from Boston’s $1 million Arts and Culture COVID-19 Fund this summer to maintain operations during the coronavirus...

Students working on a set in a visual and media arts course.

In distanced classes, professors repackage theatre and film curriculum

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
October 1, 2020

In junior Ava Petrecca’s BFA Acting Studio 1 class, she’s learning the Alexander Technique: a focus on posture and body movement that aims to increase self-awareness. Professors usually assist students...

Inspired by growing up near the Mexican border, Andrew Siañez-De La Os play Borderline landed him a fellowship with the Huntington Theatre Company. Montse Landeros / Beacon Staff

Alum secures dream fellowship at Huntington Theatre Company

By Althea Champion
November 8, 2019

Andrew Siañez-De La O ‘17 wrote a Boston bucket list following his college graduation. At the top of his list sat a playwriting fellowship at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, but Siañez-De...

Alex Alpharoah portrays the stories of Dreamers in the one man show WET: A DACAmented Journey. Courtesy of Ray Shaw

Review: ArtsEmerson’s one-man show documents realities of DACA

By Ally Rzesa
November 18, 2018

I sprung to my feet at the end of ArtsEmerson’s WET: A DACAmented Journey. I watched a Tupac-loving teenage girl, a Spanglish-speaking mother, a Guatemalan consulate worker, and many more tell one story...

Kevin Michael Wests play Top and Bottom is a part of the Rainbow Theater Company. Photo courtesy of Kevin Michael West.

D.C. theater company ties up ‘Top and Bottom’

By Owen Murray
April 29, 2018

Kevin Michael West hesitated to play the role of a sexually dominant “top.” After a few unconvincing attempts, he decided to channel the awkward experience into a play. Top and Bottom ran in New...

Two of Andrew Siañez-De La O’s plays are being workshopped through fellowships on each coast. Photo: Zivah Solomon / Beacon Correspondent

Alum develops plays through coastal fellowships

By Annika Hom
February 15, 2018

Andrew Siañez-De La O ‘17 saw patriotism and Hispanic culture blend while growing up next to an immigration fort. His experiences in El Paso, Texas, inspired two of his plays that are debuting on opposite...

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