[ actor + entrepreneur = actrepreneur ]
ATLANTA NATIVE. ACTOR / CREATIVE.
COMPASSIONATE THRILL SEEKER AND CORNY JOKE-TELLER EXTRAORDINAIRE.
Humor and compassion
are my two favorite things.
They are the intrinsic gateways to understanding what it means to be human,
and certainly the act of being human is an artform in itself.
I am, first and foremost and always, a storyteller.
I am an actor, director, and teaching artist who has dedicated her life to creating transformative theatrical experiences. I have found my artistic home in using physical theatre to devise and create performance pieces that explore social issues. I am a fierce advocate for disability awareness and accessibility, mental health education, racial and gender equality, freedom of identity, inclusion, intersectionality, and human rights. The focus of my art is to contribute to the work for equality by examining the societal lens through which so many of us see, and effect change for a healthier, more empathetic, and loving world. Through my art, I hope to share this passion with other women, young artists, and aspiring Good Humans.
I earned my Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2015, and have continued learning ever since. I've spent the majority of the past four years on the road, working and making theatre with children and young people between the ages of 5 and 18.
To date, I've been to 49 of the 50 states.
I plan to continue seeking empathy and compassion in my work.
And, eventually, ride every rollercoaster in America.
- Cheers -
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."
- Sean Boyd, MFA Committee Chair
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."
- Dr. John Countryman, Director