Alieyah Brown of Stormville, NY Participates in Emerson Stage’s “Men On Boats” at Emerson College

BOSTON, MA (12/01/2020)– Despite moving into an online format, Emerson students shined in their virtual production of “Men On Boats.” The production ran from September 24-27 and was directed by Maureen Shea and Sarah Hickler.

Jaclyn Backhaus’ “Men On Boats” was part of Emerson Stage’s Fall 2020 lineup. This production tells the story of the 1869 expedition of a one-armed captain and a thrill-seeking crew as they brave the adventures found over the course of the Colorado River.

Among those involved was Stormville, NY native Alieyah Brown, who was credited as Summer. Brown is pursuing a degree in Theatre and Performance and is a member of the Emerson College Class of 2023.

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Based in Boston, Massachusetts, opposite the historic Boston Common and in the heart of the city’s Theatre District, Emerson College educates individuals who will solve problems and change the world through engaged leadership in communication and the arts, a mission informed by liberal learning. The College has approximately 3,780 undergraduates and 670 graduate students from across the United States and 50 countries. Supported by state-of-the-art facilities and a renowned faculty, students participate in more than 90 student organizations and performance groups. Emerson is known for its experiential learning programs at Emerson Los Angeles, located in Hollywood, and at its 14th-century castle, in the Netherlands. Additionally, there are opportunities to study in Washington, DC, London, China, and the Czech Republic, Spain, Austria, Greece, France, Ireland, Mexico, Cuba, England, and South Africa. The College has an active network of 51,000 alumni who hold leadership positions in communication and the arts. For more information, visit