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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. Emma is the 11th Annual SDCF Charles Abbott Fellow. 


Emma 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 additionally 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. 

Union: SDC Associate Member

Photography by Curtis and Cort

Emma is based in New York City.  She is currently working as the Associate Director to Hannah Ryan on a new musical in development, Swimming in Jerusalem, at Theatre 555. She recently assisted Mark S. Hoebee on Fiddler on the Roof at Paper Mill Playhouse through the 11th Annual SDCF Charles Abbott Fellowship. Summer 2023, Emma was at The Muny as an Assistant Director on Chess and RENT. Recent New York work includes directing Taking Over Your Life (World Premiere) at Gallery Players, and directing a Youth Production of Beauty & the Beast. 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, Paper Mill Playhouse, 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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