Emily Chase recently directed Eight Nights at Antaeus (LA Times Critics Choice, Ovation Recommended). Her other directing credits include Dakin Matthews’s Divorce Court Hell (Antaeus); productions at Sierra Madre Playhouse, The Road Theatre, Theater 40, and numerous developmental workshops at Antaeus, The Road Theatre, Playwrights Union, Moving Arts, Met Theater, and Classical Theater Lab. Her past classes at the Antaeus Academy include: It’s Alive! The Nuts and Bolts of Acting in New Plays; Modern Classics; and Ringing the Rafters: Voice for the Classical Actor. She has taught acting and directed productions at UCLA, the University of Southern California, U.C. Riverside, AMDA, and A Noise Within. She is the Director of the Antaeus Playwrights Lab. As an actress, she has performed at Antaeus in As You Like It, Tonight at 8:30, Cousin Bette, Peace In Our Time, Patience, Trial By Jury, The Liar. Additional acting credits include South Coast Rep, Mark Taper Forum, The Matrix Theatre, The El Portal Theatre, Getty Center, Ford Theater, and in TV, film, and web series. She recently starred in the film Ready, which was selected by the Cannes Short Film Corner. Emily earned her M.F.A. from UCLA.
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