Emily Kitchens is a recent transplant to New York via the Bay Area and is originally from small rural towns in Georgia and Tennessee. Emily made her theatrical debut in the 1st grade portraying Amelia Earhart for a school project. She formed a drama club in the 3rd grade, and their first play was Snow White and the Seven Dorks a la Saved by the Bell. Emily played Dopey.
She received her BFA from the University of Evansville and her MFA from A.C.T. Her regional theatre credits include Natasha in Three Sisters adapted by Sarah Ruhl (Yale Repertory Theatre/Berkeley Repertory Theatre); Betsy/Lindsey in Clybourne Park, Belle in A Christmas Carol (American Conservatory Theater);Miranda in The Tempest, John Steinbeck’s The Pastures of Heaven, Hero in Much Ado about Nothing (California Shakespeare Theater); Calpurnia in Julius Caesar and Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare Santa Cruz). Emily also has participated several years as an actor at The New Harmony Project, working on new plays by writers including Theresa Rebeck, David Caudle, Constance Congdon among others.
Emily's bio would not be complete without saying a little bit about her family, who she loves immensely and is so proud of. Her father is a high school basketball coach and history teacher in Atlanta. Her mother is a teacher in southwest Georgia after successful battles with breast cancer and leukemia! Emily's brother and sister are also doing fabulously well in their respective cities and careers.
Emily also loves her church family at Church of the Village in NYC. She is a huge Atlanta Braves fan--tomahawk chop and all. Emily loves her Mama's homemade macaroni and cheese (the kind that bakes in the oven, usually served with cornbread and something green like asparagus, peas, kale or collards). By the way, a quick plug for the best collards Emily has ever had--and it's a New York place--The Great Jones Cafe.