"One of my favorite words in the English language is exposure. In regards to my work, I love stripping anything to it's core. Working internal to external. Leaving a character or a story threadbare - that is the work that truly thrills/fascinates/drives me. In regards to my world, I believe the lack of empathy (Note: Empathy, not sympathy. Two very different things, friends.) amongst us all stems from an undeniable lack of exposure. And that's a problem I want to solve. As an artist, I want to expose audiences to stories that deserve to heard. I want to make people feel exposed and then explore that shared reality. But most importantly, I want to expose myself - true bravery arises from willing vulnerability - and I want us all to bask in that exposure together. Only then do we achieve actual empathy. Only then do we form community. Only then can we be human... and tell one heck of a story. -xoxo Em"
Emily is an actor, singer, and dancer. Emily is currently working at Thunder Bay Theatre as a core company actor for the rest of their 2019 season. Emily's training includes a B.A. in Musical Theatre from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay and the Open Jar Institute. While in school, Emily worked one-on-one with New York playwright Robin Rice in Rice's latest production of PLAY NICE! and with Tony and Pulitzer prize nominated playwright, Lee Blessing, during his latest production of THE HOURGLASS PROJECT. Emily's work has garnered attention at the American College Theatre Festival out of the Kennedy Center, earning her five Irene Ryan nominations. Emily's recent credits include: Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (The Duluth Playhouse), Luisa in THE FANTASTICKS, and Ballet Girl in ELEPHANT'S GRAVEYARD (St. Croix Festival Theatre). Emily's passions outside of her work as an artist include traveling, hiking/kayaking/paddle boarding, training for half marathons, mentoring tiny tots, bragging about Midwestern autumns, proudly wearing her Packers gear in enemy territory, and all things Disney.