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Emily

ERICKSON

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A BRIEF HISTORY

Emily (Emi) Erickson is an an actor, music director, composer, and multi-instrumentalist new to the Washington, DC area after nearly a decade in New York. She holds a BFA in Drama from New York University where she studied in the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Experimental Theatre Wing, and the Classical Studio. She holds an MFA in Classical Acting from the ACA at Shakespeare Theatre Company and George Washington University. Recent acting credits include People, Places & Things (Studio Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Chesapeake Shakespeare), Man Covets Bird  (Spooky Action), Richard II  (Her Majesty & Sons), Julius Caesar  (Brutus, ACA), and  Working: A Musical  (@workingindc). Emily's strengths and passions lie in Shakespeare and classical work, musical theater, and new play development. (In other words: Throw her some verse, a brand-new character to create, or some strong mix/belt material and she's a happy camper.)

As a theatre educator, Emi has worked at NYU, directly assisting Daniel Spector in the Classical Studio in the Department of Drama. She has also worked as an accompanist and teaching artist at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Atlantic Acting School, and A Class Act New York. Currently, Emi works for Round House Theatre and Shakespeare Theatre Company in their education programming. She runs a private voice and audition coaching business in DC and remotely. During the pandemic, Emily built this studio out to include a popular series (ON VOICE) of group voice classes in both speaking and singing.

As a music director and composer, Emily has worked in many U.S. cities including New York, Houston, Detroit, Provincetown, DC, and Los Angeles. She has composed original music for dozens of new plays and Shakespeare productions alike and has written vocal arrangements for composers the likes of Alexander Sage Oyen, Mark Hollmann, Aviva Jaye, and more. Emi is currently working on two full-length musicals Pentangle and The Sandfairy with writing partners Delaney Amatrudo and Jenna Hoffmann, respectively. 

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Emily recently closed a sold-out, critically acclaimed run of The Honey Trap with Solas Nua.

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November 2023

Emily is playing the role of Lisa in the world premiere production of Leo McGann's The Honey Trap produced by Solas Nua. The show runs November 2nd-19th at Atlas Performing Arts Center.

September 2023

Emily is understudying the roles of Rosalind, Phebe, and Amiens for Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's production of As You Like It, running in Baltimore September 29th through October 22nd. 

July 2023

Emily is serving as music director and piano/accordion/conductor for STC's The Academy in their inaugural musical production of Shaina Taub's Twelfth Night. The show runs July 7th-22nd in rep with Measure for Measure.

March 2023

Emily is performing as Middlest in the world-premiere production of Fitting In at Arts on the Horizon. She is also serving as composer on the project, creating and producing original music to score the TVY piece. The show performs in Alexandria, Tysons, and local preschools March 10th-April 2nd.

November 2022

Emily is performing as Ensemble in Studio Theatre's production of People, Places & Things running November 10th through December 11th in the Victor Shargai Theatre.

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In rehearsal for 
Julius Caesar 
with Director Craig Wallace

September 2022

Emily is understudying on Taffety Punk's production of Our Black Death: Plagues, Turnips, and Other Romantic Gestures by Lindsay Carpenter running at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop September 22nd-October 8th. Tickets  here.

June 2022

Emily is performing as Madame Jean in Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's production of Much Ado About Nothing at the Patapsco Female Institute in Ellicott City, MD June 17th-July 24th. Tickets here.

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