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Emilie Pascale Beck is a theatre director, playwright, fiction writer, and dramaturg. She’s the recipient of the 2022 Levis Prize for Fiction. Her writing has been published in Colorado Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, Waxwing, Howlround, and LA Stage, and was recently shortlisted for the Master’s Review. For over a decade she served as the Literary Manager/Director of New Play Development at Boston Court Theatre, where she developed and directed the world premiere of How the Light Gets In (2020 Steinberg/ATCA Award for Best Play), as well as Cassiopeia (world premiere) and Shiv. Other directing credits include world premieres of Miss Keller Has No Second Book (Gulfshore Playhouse), Block Nine (Elephant Theatre), and Because They Have No Words (Lounge Theatre, Piven Theatre Workshop), among others. Her productions have received Ovation, Jeff, and LA Weekly awards. Also a playwright, her work includes Number of People, Sovereign Body (finalist for the Smith Prize), And Let the Skies Fall, and Trace. Emilie has served as Dramaturg for first productions of The Children, Heavier Than, Alcestis, RII, Everything You Touch, The House in Scarsdale, Everything That Never Happened, and Both And (A Play About Laughing While Black). In a former life, she was an actor, performing across the States and in Europe. Her versatility could be seen ranging from her commitment to wearing the fifteen-pound costume of a (Velveteen) rabbit, to dangling from a rope above a cement floor (Paris, of course), to death-defying improvisation in the wilds of Amsterdam during the early days of Boom Chicago.

Years Active at Boom


Boom Chicago Show Credits

Boom / Chicago (1994)