Theatre Artist  •  Educator  •  Director

“She is driven by passion and curiosity for story, words, and authorial intention”

David Howey, Head of Brind School of Theatre


August 2019-July 2020: Young Conservatory Fellow at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco


March 2020: Dramaturg for Jen Silverman's Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties (A.C.T. Fellows Project)


Fall 2019: Teaching Artist for OSA's School of Theatre's Step It Up Program


May 2018-August 2019: Teaching Artist for SF Shakespeare Festival's Summer Camps


July 2019: Teaching Artist for Marin Theatre Company Summer Camps


August 2018-June 2019: Year Long Artistic Direction and Education Internship with Marin Theatre Company


Winter 2019: Assistant Director of Ayad Akhtar's The Who and the What, directed by Hana S. Sharif, and August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned, directed by Margo Hall  (MTC)




Dedicated, analytical, and empathetic theatre educator with experience in teaching, arts administration, and curriculum development

Resourceful director diving into textually rich worlds and reinventing classics

Proactive collaborator with an eye for creative programming and inventive solutions


Warm and enthusiastic with a go-getter attitude


Theatre and arts education is vital for young people, and I am passionate about ensuring the next generation has a love for the theatre. With a focus in directing, playwriting, audition technique, and text and language, I work with students in grades 3rd-12th.


I have a passion for textually rich and vibrant plays. From re-examinations of beloved classics to world premieres, I dive into the world of the play to create a conversation on stage. 


From informational packets to audience engagement, I have a love of diving into the text of the piece to help peel back layers for clarity and discovery.

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Email: emily.cooper1028@gmail.com

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