Emily Kitchens is an actor, theatre-maker, writer originally from Leesburg, GA and now based in New York City. She has acted in classic to contemporary works at vital American and International theaters. She has written and collaborated on new devised theatre works in New York City, the Bay Area, Berlin, and Leesburg, GA. MFA: American Conservatory Theater. BFA: University of Evansville.
How did you get involved in theatre?
Growing up in rural Georgia, I was always putting on plays with my stuffed animals in the back yard...I read a lot, I couldn't get enough of big stories and strong characters. When did you know that you wanted to be an actor? Sophomore year of high school, I remember having a conversation one morning in the auditorium lobby with my theatre teacher. It was a crystallized moment of purpose and reality--I remember thinking "oh, this is what I am meant to do, and oh actually pursuing it is a real possibility"