Emily Cordes

Emily Cordes is an NYC-based actress, writer, theatre-maker, and arts marketer/fundraiser. She hails from Pittsburgh, PA and is a graduate of Smith College and Columbia University. She has performed in various plays, films, and web productions throughout the tri-state area, and co-created devised theatre with such groups as No Dominion Theatre Company and The Laboratory of Soul.

Emily is a founding member of the feminist theatre group Tapestry Collective. In this role, she has co-written, produced, and performed in several devised plays, including “StellaMaris” (2017) and “#SoSadSoSexy” (2022); the latter of which was made possible with support from the Puffin Foundation, premiered Off-Broadway to sold-out houses at The Tank in NYC, and received positive press from such online publications as StageBuddy and Thinking Theater NYC. In October 2020 she co-produced “NYSeeing 2020,” an evening of virtual monologues to benefit the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and the Artist Relief Fund, and performed in the showcase as Theodora in Fengar Gael’s “Bat Scat Fever.”

Emily’s poetry collections “Queen of Swords” (2023) & “Armful of Poppies” (2021) were published by Read or Green Books, and her poem “Burn” was featured in the anthology “Love Letters to Gaia.” (Eds. Mirelle Crocco, Nick Correa, et al). She has been a featured guest on the 105 Way and Poets of The East podcasts, and has hosted and facilitated writing workshops for such online platforms as Phynnecabulary, Poetry Global Network, and The Word Is Write.

Emily is a staff writer for the blog Theatre Is Easy, and her articles and theatre reviews have been featured in Howlround, CultureBot, and The Theatre Times. http://bit.ly/EmilyCordes