2021–2022 Season Announcement

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We’re excited to share the title selections for Emerson Stage’s 2021–2022 Season. Each year, the upcoming season is carefully curated by the Emerson Stage Season Selection Committee—a group of Performing Arts faculty, staff, and student representatives. As Emerson Stage is the meeting place for all majors within … Continued

Fifteen Again – In 19th Century Germany

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By Joshua O’Brian, Production Dramaturg, Spring Awakening A production that has been over a century in the making—literally. This spring, Emerson Stage is producing Spring Awakening by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, a pop-rock musical that follows a cast of … Continued

Interview with the Playwright, Masha Obolensky

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Interview with Masha Obolensky, playwright of Interior of the Artist Without Her Sister.Conducted by dramaturg, Dena Roncone. What initially attracted you to Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf’s relationship?I would say that they went through childhood trauma together and survived it … Continued

The Woman Becomes the Artist

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By Dena Roncone, Production Dramaturg (Interior of the Artist Without Her Sister) Interior of the Artist Without Her Sister explores how we remember our lives and the way in which we refashion our memories to make sense of our present. … Continued

Dramaturg’s Note | Everybody

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By Elena Freck, Production Dramaturg (Everybody) What do a critic at the 1496 Antwerp Landjuweel theatre festival, a 15th century English Catholic churchgoer, and an audience member of Emerson Stage’s 2021 production of Everybody have in common? We’re all seeing … Continued