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EMMA K. HARR

ACTREPRENEUR

Emma K. harr

she - her / xe - xyr

​I would describe myself best as an actrepreneur, compassionate thrill seeker, and corny joke-teller extraordinaire.

 

I am a creative artist, actor, director, and educator who has dedicated my life to creating transformative theatrical experiences for all ages.  I have found my artistic home in using physical theatre to devise performance pieces that center social and cultural issues. I am a fierce advocate for disability awareness and accessibility, mental health education, antiracism and racial equality, gender and identity freedom, inclusion, intersectionality, and human rights.  The focus of my work is to effect change for a healthier, more empathetic, and loving world.  As an educator, I hope to share this passion with other folx, young artists, and aspiring Good Humans.

 

I earned my Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Performance from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2015, and have continued learning ever since.  I have spent the majority of the past five years on the road, working and making theatre with children and young people between the ages of 5 and 18. In autumn of 2018, I returned home to Atlanta to get back to work in experimental theatre (or as I lovingly call it, "the weird shit").  In addition, I am currently training toward certification as a theatrical Intimacy Director.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, I have been supporting myself and my community by making nerdy and fantastical face masks, which can be found in my Etsy shop.

To date, I have been to 49 of the 50 states.

I plan to continue seeking empathy and compassion in my work.

And, eventually, ride every roller coaster in America.

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Emma is a tremendous talent

and a consummate professional. 

Her maturity and work ethic

stands her outside of her colleagues. 

She would be an asset to any company."

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         - Sean Boyd, MFA Committee Chair

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Emma is mature, and is an engaging mix of genuine humility and assertiveness...

In a nutshell, she is one of the most creative, talented, determined,

and disciplined individuals I know."

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- Dr. John Countryman, Director