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Emma Cavage (she/her) is a director, producer, and arts leader from Savannah, GA. She is a recent 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 stands behind bold, honest, and joyful work.


Emma specializes in directing musical theatre, and is passionate about deconstructing and reimagining existing works. As a producer and director she is also drawn to creating space for new work. 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. 

Emma is based in New York City.  In the past few months, she directed Taking Over Your Life (World Premiere) at Gallery Players in Brooklyn, and worked as the Assistant Director on Here I Am (Workshop) at 54 Below. Emma is currently Assistant Directing for Ben Liebert on Must Win, which is running at The Chain Theatre in May. She also works as a Personal Assistant to Tony Award Winning Actress Victoria Clark. Additionally, Emma is prepping to spend her summer working at The Muny as an Assistant Director on Chess and RENT

Working on Taking Over Your Life at Gallery Players


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


She has also had the privilege to work with and be mentored by artists such as Victoria Clark, Abbey O'Brien, Michael J Bobbitt, Ben Liebert, Forrest McClendon, and Anne Bogart.

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

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