Emily Cordes is an NYC-based actress, arts fundraiser/marketer, writer, and theatre journalist. In art and life, she seeks to create work that connects, provokes, inspires, and transcends. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Emily is a graduate of Smith College and Columbia University. As a performer, she has appeared in various theatre, film, and web productions throughout the tri-state area, and co-created devised work with such theatre groups as Tapestry Collective and The Laboratory of Soul. In 2019, she received a Rising Sun Performance Company residency for her devised play “So Sad, So Sexy” about the fetishization of mentally ill women. She has held administrative roles with such performing arts organizations as The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, The Neo-Political Cowgirls, The Bushwick Starr, and the Drama League. Emily is a staff writer for the blog Theatre Is Easy, and has also written articles for Howlround, CultureBot, and The Theatre Times.