Emily has co-written two youth adaptations of classic Shakespeare plays, which she directed at Creede Repertory Theatre in Creede, CO: Rodeo & Juliet and I, Mac(kers), the latter having been picked up for two additional productions in the state within a year of its premier. Rodeo & Juliet addresses parent/child conflict, unlikely friendships, and following your dreams. I, Mac(kers) takes on the very current issue of cyber bullying in schools. Watching students tackle difficult subject matter and heightened poetic language with such enthusiasm has inspired her to continue writing for them so that they are given an opportunity to have a voice that will be heard over the clamor of an increasingly complex and noisy world. She is interested in addressing all of Shakespeare’s tragedies and adapting them for young performers. Next up…Hamlet and Measure for Measure.
As a director, Emily has directed several youth productions and short plays. In addition to directing the two plays mentioned above, she has also directed youth productions of The Wizard of Oz and Willy Wonka. Her newest project will be directing The Wizard of Oz again, this time for Creede Repertory Theatre as one of their mainstage offerings in the summer of 2018.