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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. Recent work includes: Three Seconds (Barn Arts Collective/Renovationists;) Chemistry (The Tank;) Boxcar (The Tank). 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). Her work has also been presented at Theatre Row, The Bushwick Starr, Dixon Place, Live Source, 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 a co-founder of The Renovationists, and an Associate Member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society. She holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College. Upcoming work includes: Old Names for Wildflowers (The Tank.)