Actor, Singer, Dancer
Based in Chicago, IL
Artist's Stats & Personals
Harold and Maude
FAVORITE TV SHOW:
West Side Story
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Icon Grill
OTHER SPECIAL SKILLS:
Dance training: Tap, Ballet; Works well with children; Double-jointed elbows and one thumb;
Judy Garland, Blossom Dearie, and Karen Walker impersonations upon request.
On the eve of her eighteenth birthday, Emjoy came to the startling
revelation that she could not see herself doing anything but theater. It is not
as though she wished it; on the contrary, she knew life would be much easier if
she were to join her parents in the vast and magical world of "accounting."
Alas, she has become insane. She was bitten by the theatre bug and will live out
the rest of her life, suffering in beautiful, artistic, bliss.
Her academic theater career is as varied as the pronounciations of "Suyuan."
Seattle Pacific University's program provided her with a multitude of
opportunities: As the freakish Pinhead Number Two, Emjoy strove to challenge
pinheadian stereotypes aiding fellow freaks like The Elephant Man, yet as a Girl
she dared to ask Where Have All the Lightning Bugs Gone?, which she never
answered as Elaine Harper, later marrying a bastard amidst Arsenic and Old Lace,
whose sins she absolved as Zophar to spite J.B., but as Swift she was proud to
make a political statement all over a carton of Marlboros using only Words Words
Words. She also was able to improv her way out of a brown paper sack and write
touring shows with The University Players.
Outside of SPU, Emjoy was privileged to have worked with various community
theaters, including Village Theatre (Lucy in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown,
and Delia in Searching for Y), Taproot Theatre (Toad in A Knight in the Book),
Eastside Musical Theater (Featured Dancer and Moth Queen in Babes in Toyland),
Book-it Repertory (Chizuko, Mr. Sasaki and Nurse in Sadako and the
Thousand Paper Cranes), The Mae West Fest (Sara Lee in The Squirrel Wife), and ReAct.
Indeed, her life in theater thus far has truly been a blessing, only made more
blessed by the gifted people within this community who have taught her so much.
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