Emmy grew up in Baltimore, MD where a proximity to great regional theatre and a quick train ride to NYC fostered her love of the arts. After graduating college, Emmy served as James Lapine's Assistant Director on numerous productions, including the Broadway production of Sondheim on Sondheim (Studio 54), Little Miss Sunshine (La Jolla Playhouse), Merrily We Roll Along (Encores!), and many workshops and readings of new musicals, including Act One (Lincoln Center Theater). She also assisted Lapine on the recent HBO Documentary Six by Sondheim.
Some favorite NYC directing work includes the world premiere of All Collections (Blowout Theatre Company), How I Learned to Drive (Strasberg Institute), and a new adaptation of Ibsen's GHOSTS (Merchant's House Museum). Regional directing credits include Seussical the Musical (Cape Rep Theatre), The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Company, and The Taffetas (Nittany Theatre at the Barn), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (FUSE Productions), The Fantasticks! (Weathervane Playhouse), and HAIR (Penn State Centre Stage).
Emmy is passionate about the development of new work. She has worked with the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), The NU. Musical Theatre Festival, and the Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival in addition to many colleges and universities on the workshopping and productions of new plays and musicals.
Emmy holds a BFA in Directing from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Playwrights Horizons Theatre School. She recently received an MFA in Directing from Penn State University's School of Theatre, where she studied under Susan H. Schulman.
Emmy is an Assistant Professor of Drama at Lone Star College—Montgomery. She lives with her boyfriend, Nate and dog, Ellie in The Woodlands, Texas.