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Emilie Whelan

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About Emilie Whelan

Emilie Whelan is an MFA candidate in UCSD Directing program. She graduated from TSOA, NYU working in the Stella Adler Conservatory, Amsterdam International Program, and Experimental Theater Wing. Upon graduation, Emilie moved to New Orleans to establish social-political theater company Cripple Creek Theater Company and has performed in and directed over twenty of their community- organizing performances since 2006 including The Lily’s Revenge, Clybourne Park, We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!, Balm in Gilead, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Enemy of the People, Waiting for Lefty, and Alfred Jarry’s entire Ubu Roi trilogy performed over the course of three Mardi Gras seasons. All productions were mounted in response to civic dialogue in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans music collaborations include Aurora Nealand, Ratty Scurvics and Valparaiso Men's Chorus. In 2010, Emilie became the Performance Coordinator of the New Orleans Fringe Festival, presenting an international carnival-centric festival of over 70 performances each year, and she became the Performance Curator of the Adult Petting Zoo. She is co-founder of The DISTILLERY - a creative residency for performing artists at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans. She has trained with ensembles Hand2Mouth, TEETH, and Pig Iron, is a current member of the Network of Ensemble Theaters, and is an alumni of Lincoln Center’s Director’s Lab . She is also a former 3rd grade classroom teacher.
Emilie Whelan


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TheatreForum - An international theatre journal since 1992
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