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Emma Rosa Went is a freelance theatre director who specializes in classic-text plays and creating new work with playwrights. Her work has been presented at many venues in New York, recent work includes Moth&Flame (spit&vigor;) The Same Shirt Show (Dixon Place;) and Chemistry (The Tank.) She is a co-founder of The Renovationists, recent work including Three Seconds (Barn Arts Collective;) Boxcar (The Tank;) and (currently) Old Names for Wildflowers (The Tank/Parity Productions.) She is also 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). Off-Broadway and regional assisting includes: TFANA (Measure for Measure, dir. Simon Godwin;)  Atlantic Theater Company (The Jammer, dir. Jackson Gay;)  Rattlestick/Hill Town Plays (Killers and Other Family; dir. Caitriona McLaughlin;) Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Much Ado About Nothing, dir. Lileana Blain-Cruz;) Colorado Shakespeare Festival (Othello, dir. Lisa Wolpe). Emma is a past participant of the SDCF Observership Program, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival FAIR Program. She is an Associate Member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society. BA Sarah Lawrence College. Also upcoming in 2018: As You Like It (Scranton Shakespeare Festival).