Emily K. Harrison

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre
B.A., Emerson College; M.F.A., Savannah College of Art & Design; Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder
Tennessee Williams Center   / ext.

Originally from the piney woods of East Texas, Emily K. Harrison is a theatremaker based in Boulder, Colorado. The founder and producing artistic director of Boulder-based, award-winning square product theatre, she works as a collaborator with theatre companies and individuals across the nation.

Recent acting credits include: JonBenét Ramsey in Gregory S. MossHouse of Gold (Regional Premiere); Amy in Amelia Roper's She Rode Horses Like The Stock Exchange (Regional Premiere); The Aunt in This Aunt is Not a Cockroach, co-created and produced by square product theatre and Hoarded Stuff Performance; Li'l Bit in Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive; Ham Jones in Ham McBeth and Tiger in SLAB, both created and produced by square product theatre; Peggy Jo Tallas in Peggy Jo & the Desolate Nothing, co-created and produced by Buntport Theater Company and square product theatre Company; Heather in Gidion’s Knot (Regional Premiere); Vanna Whitesnake in Off-Center at the Jones’ Wheel of MISFORTUNE at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (World Premiere); and Emily as Midas in Screw Tooth Productions’ of Some Kind of Fun (World Premiere). Recent directing credits include Ripe Frenzy (Regional Premiere, Whitman College); Everything was   Stolen  . (World Premiere, Denver and London); Celebration, Florida (Regional Premiere, Boulder and Denver)44 Plays for 44 Presidents (Regional Premiere, University of Colorado Boulder and square product theatre) Love Songs for Poomouse (World Premiere, Boulder); and HOWL (World Premiere, Boulder).

Emily recently served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre at Whitman College and taught as a Guest Artist for the 2017-18 academic year in the Theatre Programme at Brunel University London (UK). She serves regularly as a Lecturer at the University of Colorado Boulder and occasionally teaches in the School of the Arts at Naropa University.

She was featured as part of Westword’s "100 Colorado Creatives" series as well as in a 
"100 Colorado Creatives Redux," interview, and was recognized by The Denver Post as a 2011 Pathmaker, one of only seven individuals working in an arts field to receive the honor. In 2016 she was awarded a shared True West Award.

Emily is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) and the Dramatists Guild of America.