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Who Is Emma?

Photography by Curtis and Cort


Emma Cavage (she/her) is a director and assistant director from Savannah, GA. She is an alum of Boston University's Conservatory Theatre Program. While there, she obtained a BFA Theatre Arts with a Directing Concentration and a Minor in Arts Leadership. She also received a Certificate in Advanced Directing with a Concentration in Musical Theatre from The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, and completed a Viewpoints for Director's Workshop with SITI Company. 

Emma specializes in directing musical theatre, and is passionate about deconstructing and reimagining existing works. Her backgrounds in education and fundraising make her a stronger artistic leader - one who is a very team-orientated and knows how to get things done. 

Photography by Curtis and Cort

Emma is based in New York City.  Most recently, she spent Summer 2023 Assistant Directing Chess and RENT at the The Muny. Recent New York work includes directing Taking Over Your Life (World Premiere) at Gallery Players in Brooklyn, assisting on Here I Am (Workshop) at 54 Below, directing a TYA Production of Beauty & the Beast, and Assistant Directing for Ben Liebert on Must Win at The Chain Theatre. Additionally, Emma works as a Personal Assistant to Tony Award Winning Actress Victoria Clark

Working on Taking Over Your Life at Gallery Players


Emma has worked with companies such as: The Muny, Theatre Aspen, New Repertory Theater, The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Central Square Theater, SITI Company, and Boston's Lyric Stage Company.


She has also had the privilege to work with and be mentored by artists such as Victoria Clark, Josh Rhodes, Lili-Anne Brown, Michael Baxter, Abbey O'Brien, Michael J Bobbitt, and Ben Liebert.

Matching with Abbey O'Brien post-cabaret at Theatre Aspen

Emma creates, shares, and stands behind bold, honest, and joyful work.

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Working on Untitled Middle School Play at The Tank

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