Emily just finished a run of a musical in Philadelphia at the Arden Theatre Company, a reading of her original musical Untitled Cherry Orchard Musical at Studio Tisch, a workshop presentation of her new Cymbeline musical, made her debut as a composer at MuseMatch X at 54 Below, and Rattlestick Playwrights' Theatre New Songs Now! where she was selected as a featured singer-songwriter.
acting-devising at dorset theatre festival
Emily is at the Dorset Theatre Festival in beautiful Vermont to workshop a brand new play by Lauren Yee.
acting in musical at corkscrew festival
Emily is acting and singing in a reading of Hot Cross Buns at Corkscrew Festival on August 14th.
UNTITLED CHERRY ORCHARD MUSICAL
Emily is writing a musical adaptation of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. Watch the trailer below. Hear songs and read about the project here.
recent: light princess at the arden theatre
Emily just closed a run of the world premiere musical THE LIGHT PRINCESS at the Arden Theatre Company. In the show, she acted, sang, and played piano, guitar, accordion and viola.
new york times Ben brantley review
In Stockholm, the Blades are Drawn from the Start (click here for the full review).
‘A precision-tooled performance by Emily Gardner Hall…
Ms. Hall gives natural life to Kali’s extreme, lacerating ambivalence. This young performer is remarkably smooth in conveying spikiness...
Todd and Kali are dancing fools and their range of movement swings wide. Sometimes they skip about as blithely as Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds in “Singin’ in the Rain,” but their natural form would seem to be the apache dance, with its all-out brutality.
[They] make us believe that from the moment they met, everything Todd and Kali have done has been charged with dangerous contradiction.’
Ben Brantley, New York Times, August 24th 2013
Or read the full review without visiting the NY Times website here.
Staged reading of Emily's new musical, inspired by the play by Anton Chekhov.
Details about showing of Emily's new Shakespeare project with songs inspired by the play.
Emily's upcoming concerts, readings of musicals, sound design and performance dates.
Emily wrote a new song for Freedom Day.
Sound designing for Rising Circle Theatre Collective.
Emily is a featured songwriter in Rattlestick Playwrights' Theatre's NEW SONGS NOW! this July.
Emily interviewed about Light Princess at the Arden, multi-instrumenting and writing her new musical.
Sound designing SKiNFoLK at Ars Nova's ANT Fest 2017.
Emily has been selected as a 2017 Catwalk residency recipient.
Recording a song from The Light Princess!
Rehearsal photos from Arden Theatre Company's Light Princess.
Emily is developing a new play by Hansol Jung about the drug trade.
Acting, singing, and playing four instruments in a new musical at the Arden Theatre Company, Philadelphia.
Photos from the Composer-Librettist Studio, where I co-wrote music with five New Dramatists playwrights.
Directing film with composer Jordan Hall on film+music+noise project How to Listen to Machines.
Emily is one of five composers selected for the 2017 New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio.
Playing Galileo's daughter Celeste in a new play reading at Sheen Center.
Played my original songs at Ensemble Studio Theatre.
Singing a few songs in a Midtown cabaret.
Production photo gallery of ZZ's Sleepaway Camp