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Emily Chase

Los Angeles-Based Director, Acting  Coach, Professor, and Actor.

About Emily

Emily Chase is a Los Angeles-based director, acting coach, professor, and actor. She is a member of the Antaeus Theatre Company where she co-founded the Antaeus Playwrights' Lab.

Emily Chase recently directed Love and Information and the world premiere of Eight Nights (LA Times Critics Choice, Ovation Recommended) at Antaeus Theatre Company, and According To The Chorus at the Road Theatre Company. Her other directing credits include Dakin Matthews’s Divorce Court Hell  (Antaeus); productions at Sierra Madre Playhouse, The Road Theatre, Theater 40, and numerous developmental workshops at Antaeus, The Road Theatre, Playwrights Union, Moving Arts, Met Theater, and Classical Theater Lab.


She has taught acting and directed productions at UCLA, the University of Southern California, U.C. Riverside, AMDA, and A Noise Within. Her past classes at the Antaeus Academy included: It’s Alive! The Nuts and Bolts of Acting in New Plays; Modern Classics; and Ringing the Rafters: Voice for the Classical Actor.  As an actress, she has performed at such theaters as South Coast Rep, Mark Taper Forum, The Matrix Theatre, The El Portal Theatre, Getty Center, Ford Theater, and at Antaeus in As You Like It, Tonight at 8:30, Cousin Bette, Peace In Our Time, Patience, Trial By Jury, andThe Liar. She has also acted in TV, film, and web series. She recently starred in the film Ready, which was selected by the Cannes Short Film Corner. Emily earned her M.F.A. from UCLA.

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