Emily has been designing costumes for theatrical productions for nine years and sewing since she could hold a needle. She designed her first show, Paula Vogel’s The Baltimore Waltz, at the age of 16, still abashed enough about boys that she had to ask a less squeamish friend to help with the Third Man’s 30-something quick changes. Since then, she has designed ten shows independently and assisted or co-designed several others. She interned at The Theatre at Monmouth in Maine in 2009, and at the Dorset Theatre Festival in Dorset, VT in 2011. In 2012, she returned to Dorset as wardrobe supervisor. In addition, she worked as a stitcher and dresser at the Middlebury College costume shop for four years and spent two summers learning the art of commercial alterations in the basement of Aliber’s Bridals in Greenfield, MA.
Emily graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College in February 2013 with a B.A. in Theatre Arts with a focus in Costume Design and an unofficial minor in Environmental Studies. Since then she has taken a hiatus from theatre, working in communications for the Vermont Community Foundation, a statewide nonprofit grantmaker. The bug isn’t all gone though. In the last two years she built a custom Victoriana-inspired witch costume, created a wedding dress from scratch for her childhood best friend, and got roped into designing costumes for the premiere of a student-written play at her alma mater. She is excited to find out what is next.