Originally from the piney woods of East Texas, Emily K. Harrison is a theatremaker, producer, and educator based in London, England/Boulder, Colorado. The founder and producing artistic director of Boulder-based, award-winning square product theatre, she holds an MFA in Performance from the Savannah College of Art & Design, a PhD in Theatre from the University of Colorado, and a BA in Theatre Studies from Boston's Emerson College. Emily works as a collaborator with theatre companies and individuals across the nation. Recent acting credits include: JonBenét Ramsey in Gregory S. Moss' House of Gold; Amy in Amelia Roper's She Rode Horses Like The
Stock Exchange; The Aunt in This Aunt is
Not a Cockroach, co-created and produced by square product theatre and Hoarded Stuff Performance (Boulder & Denver); Li'l Bit in Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive; Ham Jones in Ham McBeth and Tiger in SLAB, both created and produced by square product theatre (Boulder); Peggy Jo Tallas in Peggy Jo & the Desolate Nothing, co-created and produced by Buntport Theater Company and square product theatre (Denver); Heather in Gidion’s Knot, co-produced by square product theatre and Goddess Here Productions (Boulder); Vanna Whitesnake in Off-Center at the Jones’ Wheel of MISFORTUNE at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (Denver); Emily in Screw Tooth Productions’ World Premiere of Some Kind of Fun (Denver); Natalie in square product’s The Ding Dongs (Boulder & Denver); and Dale in square product’s 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche (Boulder & Denver). Recent directing credits include Everything was Stolen . (Denver and London); Celebration, Florida; 44 Plays for 44 Presidents (2012 and 2016); Love Songs for Poomouse; and HOWL. Emily served as a Lecturer in the Theatre & Dance Department at CU Boulder for more than 10 years and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre at Whitman College. She recently taught for a year as a Guest Artist in the Theatre Programme at Brunel University London. She was featured as part of Westword’s "100 Colorado Creatives" series as well as in a "100 Colorado Creatives Redux," interview, and was recognized by The Denver Post as a 2011 Pathmaker, one of only seven individuals working in an arts field to receive the honor. In 2016 she was awarded a shared True West Award.
Emily is a big fan of hotdogs, summertime breezes, and Neko Case.