The Winterguard Play Reading at New York Theatre Workshop

I will be directing a reading of Avery Deutsch's new play The Winterguard Play August 19th at New York Theatre Workshop

Despite what you may think, winter guard is not color guard. Forget the football and the pompoms; winter guard is art. After last year's humiliating defeat, a high school winter guard team decides that this year, their routine is going to tackle the most important issue they can think of: Global Warming. A play about catching flags, catching each other, and realizing the grown-ups aren't going to save you.

Solo Mio Round III

The Solo Mios are a three-part series of short solo performances created entirely from scratch by the Professional Training Company's acting apprentices. The series offers actors, directors and dramaturgs the chance to explore the creation and implementation of a new, individualized performance in a workshop environment.

This round I directed will individual performances by Silvia Daly Bond and Russell Sperberg.

Solo Mio Round II

The Solo Mios are a three-part series of short solo performances created entirely from scratch by the Professional Training Company's acting apprentices. The series offers actors, directors and dramaturgs the chance to explore the creation and implementation of a new, individualized performance in a workshop environment.

This round I directed individual performances by Avery Deutsch and Jonathan Moises Olivares

October 19, 2018 at 2 p.m.
October 20, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.
Victor Jory Theatre

And We're Live by Mara Nelson Greenberg

And We're Live
By Mara Nelson-Greenberg
Directed by Emily Moler

As torrential downpours flood the world, a TV news crew tries to spread awareness. But when the station’s power-hungry new owner arrives on set and co-opts the segment with her own outrageous opinions, fact and fiction begin to collide.

About the New Play Project

Aligning with Actors Theatre’s dedication to producing new work, the New Play Project is a series of one-act plays developed in the spirit of fostering relationships with emerging playwrights while giving members of the Professional Training Company space to interact with new work.

This season, Actors Theatre has commissioned three playwrights to write three one-act plays for the series. Throughout the development of each new play, the playwright works closely with a cast of acting apprentices to create a story in collaboration with directing and literary apprentices. These plays are then performed in unique performance spaces at Actors Theatre or throughout the community.

Actors Theatre of Louisville - Directing Apprenticeship

The Professional Training Company produces a full season of shows, focusing entirely on new works.  Members of the company produce, support, and participate in some or all of these productions in roles matching their apprenticeship specialization (acting apprentices act in each production, directing apprentices direct or assistant direct, marketing apprentices develop marketing plans, etc.

Directing apprentices will work directly with and receive mentorship and training from senior members of the Artistic team. Additionally, apprentices will observe some of the finest directors in the country while assisting on mainstage shows, including for the Humana Festival of New American Plays. Apprentices are also guaranteed several directing opportunities (including new play workshops, solo performance pieces, and ten-minute plays) with the Professional Training Company. Note that this apprenticeship is equal parts observation and directing.

Peace For Mary Frances directed by Lila Neugebauer

I am thrilled to announce that this spring I will be assisting Lila Neugebauer on Lily Thorne's new play Peace For Mary Frances. 

Ninety year-old Mary Frances is ready to die, having lived a good and fulfilling life. Born to refugees fleeing the Armenian genocide, and learning the trauma that they went through, she is determined to fulfill her last wish; to die peacefully at home surrounded by her family. However, her best laid plans indeed go awry as three generations of fiesty and determined women invade her home, each trying to get their hands on her possessions.

Faced with anything but a peaceful last few days on earth, Mary Frances is forced to play referee between her children, with tensions and jealousies all reaching boiling point; will she be able to broker peace before she departs her mortal coil? 

Advanced Directing

This spring I'll be taking Advanced Directing at ESPA Primary Stages

This directing intensive with director Jen Wineman and master fight choreographer Mike Rossmy gives our most advanced artists the opportunity to dig into some of the biggest challenges that face working directors: directing romance, sex, violence, and sexual violence

LG at The PIT

Join us at the PIT Underground for a workshop of the brand new play, LG!

A love letter to shitty summer jobs. We've all had em. 

It's the middle of July at an outdoor pool, and the lifeguards are bored out of their minds. 
Debates about the value of mushrooms, thumbs, and John Mayer ensure.
Nostalgia butts up against bodily fluids. 
And everyone tries to figure out who was behind The Bad Thing That Happened.

January 31st at 8:30pm
February 1st at 8:30pm

Located at The PIT Underground: 123 E 24th Street, NY NY 10010
Tickets are on sale NOW! Reserve your seat before they're all gone!

Written by Genevieve Simon
Directed by Emily Moler

Cute Activist at The Bushwick Starr

This winter I'll be assisting Morgan Green on Milo Cramer's Cute Activist at The Bushwick Starr!

CUTE ACTIVIST is a playfully fabulist, wildly satirical, anti-romantic comedy, that asks questions about the way activism fits – or doesn’t fit – into our daily lives. In a spooky town in mythical Connecticut where inequality reigns, and activists wield an awesome, sorcery-like power, a shadowy ring of part-time waitresses part-time rebels do battle with a baroque and tyrannical local Landlorde.

The Untitled American Flag Craft Project

Written by William Burke
Directed by Anne Marie Door, Bryn Elizabeth, and Emily Moler

In which a rotating roster of 22 unique performers will respectfully dismantle and rearrange and rejuvenate the American flag with scissors, moxie and glue while explaining the unifying and important factors of their favorite beverages.

Also with live deconstructed performances of American anthems.
Also a potluck.
Also a party.
Also for everyone.”