After a successful run as The Muse in An Iliad, Emily has been cast as Bloom in Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's next show, Sleeping Beauty! The musical, composed by David Kisor and with a book by Joseph McDonough, is based on the familiar fairytale, but with a contemporary twist. When Briar Rose falls victim to the evil Wisteria's curse, only true love can wake her from her century-long sleep and save her kingdom. But between the prince and the princess lie angry thorn people, Wisteria's henchman The Falcon, and a dragon! The only way for the Prince to fight the evil forces surrounding the kingdom is to heed the three good fairies' advice and "think with your heart"! Emily will be portraying Bloom, a member of the royal kingdom, as well as singing and dancing in the ensemble! In just the first week of rehearsal, Emily feels she has already learned so much; she has little experience with musicals, so she is beyond excited and grateful to director D. Lynn Meyers for giving her the chance to work on those skills! Emily also can't wait to combine her love of performance and her passion for working with children by participating in a family-friendly show with a good message for young ones! Sleeping Beauty is ETC's holiday show this year, meant for children and adults alike, and will be performing December 3, 2014 to January 4, 2015. For more information or to order tickets, please visit ETC's website!
Emily recently participated in the Aarhus Short Film Challenge by writing and acting in the short film Mixing In! The challenge requires that the team write, film, edit, and submit a short film that is five minutes long or less, all in the span of a week! At the beginning of the week, Emily was given two themes on which to write the story: promise and food/culinary arts. The resulting screenplay is a story about a young, successful woman who agrees to be her niece's godmother, only to discover that she is unprepared in many ways when she is forced to fulfill that promise. Emily is very proud of the story she created and so happy to have been able to work with other talented actors in the process! You can see a still from the film below, and you can watch the whole film on the Media page or on Youtube.
In addition to her work at the theatre and on her own projects, Emily has also just been cast in her first major feature film! The Blunderer, directed by Andy Goddard and starring Patrick Wilson and Jessica Biel, will be shooting near Cincinnati this month. A film adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith novel of the same name, The Blunderer follows Walter Stackhouse (Patrick Wilson), a successful man who is accused of murdering his wife (Jessica Biel). Emily has been cast as Martha, Walter's secretary. Emily could not be more ecstatic to be working with such professionals and would like to thank D. Lynn Meyers for the opportunity to audition! Find out more on the IMDb page!