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  • Directors Salon Alumni Night

    I’m delighted to work again with the amazing curators of the Working Theater’s annual Directors Salon. On March 20th, my staging of an excerpt of Daniel MacIvor’s play Here Lies Henry will be presented as part of the Directors Salon’s Alumni Night. More info and RSVP here. It’s free!

  • Long Distance Affair & Telephone

    In November, I was pleased to participate in two exciting and unconventional artistic projects. Long Distance Affair and Telephone both bring together collaborators from around the globe, and both use technology to create links between artists and audiences. PopUP Theatrics’ Long Distance Affair is a one-of-a-kind theatrical event where audience members experience one-on-one performances of…

  • Summer in the UK

    This summer, I spent several weeks in the UK, seeing lots of theatre and art, and using the time as a self-made creative retreat. Highlights included: a fascinating design masterclass with Punchdrunk in London; an art historical pilgrimage to view a painting in rural Dorset, England; a week of theatre-overload in Edinburgh; and lovely visits…

  • Readings & more

    Recently, I had the pleasure of directing readings of several great new plays: In June, I was selected to participate in an evening of short plays as part of the Working Theater’s annual Directors Salon. I directed a fantastic cast in Mfoniso Udofia’s thought-provoking play Walking Out. (Then in August, I had the chance to…

  • Directing Intensive with Mark Wing-Davey

    This summer, I was pleased to be selected to participate in Stony Brook Southampton‘s intensive directing training program, studying with acclaimed director Mark Wing-Davey. It was a rewarding learning experience, I met some fantastic fellow artists, and spending a couple of weeks near the beach in Southampton, Long Island, wasn’t too bad either.

  • Umbrella Houses at Dixon Place

    Umbrella Houses, a new play written and performed by Nick Lewis and Emerie Snyder, directed by Jess K Smith, was presented as part of Dixon Place’s Works In Progress series on April 28, 2012. Production photos HERE! Stay tuned for more news of Umbrella Houses’ future…

  • NeverCracked wins awards!

    The Midtown International Theater Festival has just announced the winners of their annual awards, and NeverCracked has been honored with two awards! We’ve been named Outstanding Production of a Special Event and Grace Kiley has won the title of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play or Musical.

  • Photos and reviews of NeverCracked!

    NeverCracked has gotten terrific responses from audiences and reviewers, and I couldn’t be more proud. More photos on The It Group’s website…

  • Latest Directing Project: The It Group’s NeverCracked

    An off-kilter cooking show, followed by a desperate contest between men in neckties. I’m thrilled to be directing NeverCracked, The Intentional Theatre Group’s latest production, presented by The Midtown International Theater Festival this summer. The show includes Daniel MacIvor’s award-winning play Never Swim Alone, along with a newly commissioned play, Cracked by Gwydion Suilebhan. More info on The It Group’s…

  • Emerie is in short film Freud’s Magic Powder (US/Switzerland co-prod.)

    I was pleased to be part of the cast of a fascinating short film by award winning director Edouard Getaz.  My role is Dolfi, Sigmund Freud’s sister.  Find out more about the film here.