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Emma Rosa Went is a New York-based theatre director who specializes in classic-text plays and creating new work with playwrights. She is a co-founder of Easy Leap Theatre Company, for whom she has directed: Much Ado About Nothing (The Brick;) The Changeling (West End Theatre;) Hearts of Gold: From Henry IV and Othello (West End Lounge;) and Love's Labors Lost (Access Theater, LPAC Lab). She is a co-founder of The Renovationists, recent work including Three Seconds (Barn Arts Collective;) and Boxcar (The Tank.) Her work has also been presented at The Bushwick Starr, Theatre Row, Dixon Place, Cloud City, Columbia University, and site-specifically. Off-Broadway and regional assisting includes: Theatre for a New Audience (Measure for Measure, dir. Simon Godwin;) Atlantic Theater Company (The Jammer, dir. Jackson Gay;) Rattlestick (Killers and Other Family, dir. Caitriona McLaughlin;) Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Much Ado About Nothing, dir. Lileana Blain-Cruz;) and Colorado Shakespeare Festival (Othello, dir. Lisa Wolpe). Emma is an alumna of the SDCF Observership Program, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival FAIR Program. She is an Associate Member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society. She holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College. Upcoming in 2018: Moth&Flame (spit&vigor;) Old Names for Wildflowers (The Tank/Parity Productions;) and  As You Like It (Scranton Shakespeare Festival.)