Based in New York City
they/them • Member Since 2022
Em Hausmann (they/them) is a Brooklyn-based Director and Performer, originally from Victoria, TX. They direct plays and musicals, new and old, with a deeply collaborative process to create medium-specific, inclusive, sustainable, shared experiences. Em got their start in theatre at ten years old, when their mom enrolled them in a community theatre camp where they played Cruella DeVil in 101 Dalmatians Jr. The glamour and excitement of singing "My Beautiful Coat" to an enthusiastic parent audience had Emily hooked, and they continued to pursue as many artistic opportunities in their hometown as possible. Since moving to New York, Em made their professional performance debut at the Madison Theatre on Long Island. They've worked as both a performer and director in NYC at venues such as The Green Room 42, Town Stages, CAP21, Theater for the New City, The Tank, The Triad, and in various concerts and workshops around the city. They've also worked as a production assistant for New York Deaf Theatre, combining a love for theatre with American Sign Language (ASL) and an immersion with Deaf culture. Em made their professional directorial debut at the Madison Theatre on Long Island with the Wizard of Oz TYA shortly after graduating from undergrad, continuing to work at the Madison consistently thereafter. Since their time in Oz, Em has enjoyed a steady career working as a director, assistant/associate director, and artistic collaborator on many plays, musicals, and other performance pieces. As a director, Em is extremely interested in the development of new works and is passionate about working with actors to explore text and bring scripts to life, while ensuring that their actors feel safe, supported, and heard. Aside from theatre, they love dystopian novels, rewatching old SNL skits, and chain restaurants (yes, really). Emily also works as a freelance creative makeup artist, graphic designer, video editor, copywriter, and spends their weekdays working to develop video and written content as the Marketing & Operations manager for Playgarden Online, an online preschool startup based in Tribeca. Em received a BFA in Theatre Arts/Musical Theatre from Molloy College/CAP21 Conservatory.
Director & Actor
Available for Gender Consulting
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