Originally from the piney woods of East Texas, Emily K. Harrison is a theatremaker, producer, and educator based in 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 theStock 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; Vanna Whitesnake in Off-Center at the Jones’ Wheel of MISFORTUNE at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts; Emily in Screw Tooth Productions’ World Premiere of Some Kind of Fun (Denver); Natalie in The Ding Dongs by Brenda Withers (Boulder & Denver); and Dale in 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche (Boulder & Denver). Recent directing credits include Jennifer Barclay's Ripe Frenzy; Everything was Stolen . (World Premiere, Denver and London); Greg Wohead's Celebration, Florida; the Neofuturist's 44 Plays for 44 Presidents (2012 and 2016); Love Songs for Poomouse (World Premiere); and HOWL (World Premiere).
Emily currently serves as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. She teaches regularly in the Theatre & Dance Department at CU Boulder, recently served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre at Whitman College, and taught as a Guest Artist for the 2017-18 academic year in the Theatre Programme at Brunel University London (UK). 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.
Emily is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) and the Dramatists Guild of America. She is represented by: