September 5, 2018

The School of the Arts welcomes eight new faculty members, and has promoted three to assistant professor. And at the Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, an affiliated faculty member becomes a scholar-in-residence. 

Rinde Eckert, visiting faculty, Waldman Professor in Theatre Arts

Will teach: devised theatre

Eckert is an award-winning interdisciplinary performer, writer, and director. In 2012, he was named an inaugural Doris Duke Artist, and won a Grammy Award for Best Small Ensemble Performance as a collaborator on the album Lonely Motel (Cedille Records). In 2009, he received the Alpert Award in the Arts for Theatre, and was a Finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2007.

In Fall 2018, Eckert will teach a course at Emerson in devised theatre, in which students will collaboratively devise an original ensemble performance that will be produced during Emerson Stage’s Spring 2019 season. He has previously taught at Princeton University, the University of California, Davis; and the University of Iowa.

ECT: What do you most look forward to teaching students?

RE: I enjoy the variety of talents and sensibilities students bring into the room. I was able to teach a class last spring in order to get to know what Emerson students are like. I found them warm, intelligent, and engaged. So I’m excited to begin this journey with them…