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Emma Rosa Went is a freelance theatre director who makes collaborative productions of new and classic-text plays. In New York, she has directed at The Tank, The Brick, Playwrights Realm, Dixon Place, Theater Row, the Access Theatre, LPAC Lab, Center at West Park, Trans Lab @ WP, and many other venues. Regional work includes: Scranton Shakespeare Festival, Boise Contemporary Theatre, Barn Arts Collective. She is a co-founder of The Renovationists with playwright Else C. Went, with whom she has developed: Old Names for Wildflowers, Three Seconds, Boxcar, and other projects. She is also a co-founder of Easy Leap Theatre Company, for whom she directed Much Ado About Nothing, The Changeling, Othello, Hearts of Gold (from Henry IV) and Love's Labors Lost. 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 an alum of the SDCF Observership Program and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival FAIR Program. She is an Associate Member of the SDC. BA Sarah Lawrence College. Upcoming in 2019 includes: Courage! To the Field! (The Tank;) Initiative (Ink'd Festival, Playwrights Realm.)