Emily MacLeod

Show Director

Q1 Hamlet, Session 1

Favorite Shakespeare Play:

Henry IV, Part 1

Shakespeare Character that best describes me:

Celia in As You Like It

Favorite Shakespeare quote:

“A star danced, and under that was I born.” – Beatrice, Much Ado About Nothing

Favorite Play that isn’t by Shakespeare:

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard

All-time favorite ASC Moment:

While there are too many to count, I’ll choose a Hamlet one: the 2011 production at the interval when Ben Curns (Polonius) played “Murder in the City” by the Avett Brothers with Greg Phelps (Laertes) and Miriam Donald Burrows (Ophelia) singing back-up. A beautiful tribute to that tragic family.

Biography:

Emily is an English PhD student at the George Washington University. Her research interests include Shakespeare in modern performance, race, and the history play. She holds a MA in Shakespeare Studies from King’s College London/Shakespeare’s Globe. She taught middle school drama for two years, and has worked professionally as a dramaturg and teaching artist. ASCTC has been for her summer home on and off for eight years, after counseling from 2011-2014 and returning in 2016 to direct King John.