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by: Tim Rice, Benny Anderson,  and Björn Ulvaeus
Director/Choreographer: Josh Rhodes
Associate Dir/Choreo: Lee Wilkins
Assistant Choreographer: Trina Mills
Dance Captain: Emilie Reiner
Music Director: Jason DeBoard

Associate Music Dir: Michael Horsley
Directing Assistant: Emma Cavage
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From left to right: Josh Rhodes (Director), Jarrod Spector (Actor - Freddy), Jessica Vosk (Actor - Florence), Taylor Louderman (Actor - Svetlana), John Riddle (Actor - Anatoly), Lee Wilkins (Associate Director), and Emma Cavage (Directing Assistant) at the World Chess Hall of Fame

Emma Cavage Chess Interview

The Muny
Director: Josh Rhodes
Directing Assistant: Emma Cavage

Emma conducted research on the Cold War and the game of chess to put together a Dramaturgical packet for chess. Additionally, she used her prior chess skills and knowledge to create and help stage all chess-related scenes and sequences. She supported the creative team with personal needs and note taking. 

The Muny 2023 Production of Chess was made possible by the World Chess Hall of Fame and the Chess Club of St. Louis! Partnering with these organizations was exciting and informative.

by: Jonathon Larson
Director: Lili-Anne Brown
Choreographer: Breon Arzell
Music Director: Jermaine Hill
Associate Choreographer: Carllette Phillips
Assistant Director: Emma Cavage
The Muny
Director: Lili-Anne Brown
Assistant Director: Emma Cavage

Emma created a Dramaturgical Packet Rent, prepped all paperwork and cast-tracking, and managed cast-tracking throughout the rehearsal process. In addition to taking notes, she generally supported the director both artistically and personally.

by: Andrew Hinderaker
Photography by Annie Kao
Director: Yo-EL Cassell
Associate Director: Emma Cavage
Working on Colossal as the Associate Director required Emma to manage a team of three assistants, coordinate rehearsals, keep designers informed on the rehearsal process, and stage moments of football and movement language. Emma also ran a rehearsal room and cleaned movement choreography.
Summer 2021 Cabaret Series
Theatre Aspen
Directors: Abbey O'Brien & Ben Liebert
Assistant Director: Emma Cavage
As the Assistant Director for the Summer 2021 Cabaret Series at Theatre Aspen, Emma worked with Abbey O'Brien's (Associate Choreographer of Waitress and Jagged Little Pill, Resident Director of Moulin Rouge ) on the first two. Emma was charged with taking all of Abbey's notes, as well as keeping an eye on spacing and sight-lines, and tracking line notes. For the final cabaret, Emma assisted Ben Liebert (Boch in Wicked!, Motl in New World Stage's Fiddler on The Roof, and Eugene/Roger in Grease National Tour).
by: Lionel Bart
New Repertory Theatre
Director: Michael J. Bobbitt
Assistant Director and Dramaturg: Emma Cavage
As the Assistant Director on Oliver! at New Repertory Theatre, Emma created moments of theatricality, helped maintain choreography, and ran Youth Ensemble rehearsals. Emma also created the Dramaturgy packet for the company. 
**For a complete list of all assisting experiences please see Emma's directing resume
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