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Students perform in ELA Acting Showcase

Students from Emerson College Los Angeles’ Business of Acting class performed at the student-produced acting showcase at the Odyssey Theatre on April 16.

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From left, Emerson Los Angeles seniors Nyla Wissa, Grace Gates, Katelyn Semer, Hannah Mattison, Abby Dobens, Dennis Connors, Sarah Metcalf, Mara Shuster-Lefkowitz, Sierra Schoemehl, and Jordan Matayoshi perform Finale during the ELA Acting Showcase. 

During the showcase, On the Verge: Boldly Going Where Many Actors Have Gone Before, the performers acted out comedic and dramatic scenes from theatre and movies like Bridesmaids and My Best Friend’s Wedding, and television shows like New Girl and Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous.

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Jordan Matayoshi '15 and Katelyn Semer '15 perform a scene from My Best Friend's Wedding.

Directed by faculty member Kay Cole, the showcase’s name was inspired by the modern Emerson Los Angeles building, as well as the students venturing out into a new world after graduating. Students rehearsed for about a month and a half during and outside of class. 

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Nyla Wissa '15 and Katelyn Semer '15 perform a scene from Bridesmaids.

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