Emily H. Gilson

Actor/Singer

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Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 USA

Physical Attributes:

Age Range:

18-28

Ethnicities:

Caucasian, Middle Eastern, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race

Attributes:

  • Female (gender),
  • 5' 2" (height),
  • 115 lbs (weight),
  • Slim (build),
  • Red Hair (hair),
  • Brown Eyes (eyes)

Skills:

Accents/Dialects Basic combat Drivers License
Fencing Foreign Language Horseback Riding
Shakespeare Training Singer Swimming
Vocal: D3-E5 Yoga  

Roles:

Theater

Title Role Position Director/Company Location
The Trap (US Premiere)
Elli Kafka
Hanna Bondarewska/Ambassador Theater
Washington, DC
Chick Brown and the Swagger Jackers
Heather
Linda Lombardi/Blind Pug Arts Collective
Washington, DC
Alice in Wonderland
Grey Mouse/Cook
Pandemonium Theatrical Productions, dir. Jeff Davis
Lorton, VA
Not Every Card
Elizabeth
Capital Fringe Festival, dir. Emanuel Wazar
Washington, DC
Romeo and Juliet (Scene Study)
Juliet
The Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory/Serge Seiden
Washington, DC
Maryland, My Maryland
Cynthia
Children's Theater Association
Baltimore, MD
TYGER
Performer and Deviser
banished? productions, dir. Rachel Hynes
Washington, DC
The Miracle Worker (Scene study)
Helen Keller
The Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory/Serge Seiden
Washington, DC
Dark House
Judith Sutpen/Messenger
Capital Fringe Festival, dir. Tracy McMullan
Washington, DC
Savage in Limbo (Scene Study)
Denise Savage
The Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory/Kate Debelack
Washington, DC
Vendetta Chrome
Vendetta
Zach Morris
Purchase, NY
Hair
Leata
Purchase Dance Theatre Lab
Purchase, NY
6 Stories Play (Staged reading)
Fern
Linsay Firman
Purchase, NY
Tantum Inferi Belli Viderunt (staged reading)
Safa/American Girl
Linsay Firman
Purchase, NY
The Field (staged reading)
Ghost Woman
Linsay Firman
Purchase, NY
For The Birds
Cassandra
Kris Wellman/Andy Roninson
Purchase, NY
Peter Pan
Nibs
Durst Family Humanities Theatre
Purchase, NY
The Odd Couple
Cecily Pigeon
Durst Family Humanities Theatre
Purchase, NY
The Vagina Monologues
The Vagina Workshop
Purchase, NY
Born Guilty & The Wolf in Peter (staged reading)
Stefanie
Shirley Serotsky, Theatre J
Washington, DC
Giant Shadows (staged reading)
Young Raya
Delia Taylor, Theatre J
Washington, DC
Iolanthe
Fairy/Ensemble
The Washington Savoyards
Washington, DC
Cymbeline
Guiderius
Regional
A Midsummer...Dream
Helena
Regional
The Importance of Being Earnest
Gwendolen Fairfax
Sarah Magno
Washington, DC
Oklahoma!
Ensemble
Washington, DC
The Music Man, Jr.
Marian
Andrew Baughman
Washington, DC

Television

Title Role Position Director/Company Location
Evil Twins
High Schooler (Featured reenactment)
Sirens Media/Investigation Discovery
Silver Spring, MD
Southern Fried Homicide
Janie Lynch
Sirens Media/Investigation Discovery
Silver Spring, MD

Performing Arts

Title Role Position Director/Company Location
Scenes and Songs from Fannie Lou
Ensemble/Voting rights activist
Felicia Hunter
Washington, DC
I Thought the Earth Remembered Me (devised theatre)
Facilitator
Ronee Penoi/banished? productions
Washington, DC
42nd Street Singers
Victorian Caroler, Company member
Kristina Harkness-Granados

Dance

Title Role Position Director/Company Location
Broken (Synetic Theater Dark Night Showcase)
Ensemble dancer
Kathy Gordon, K.G. Dance
Crystal City, VA

Commercials & Industrials

Title Role Position Director/Company Location
Jewish Federations of North America - "A Place For You"
Young Hebrew School Teacher
Viva Creative Media
Rockville, MD
CIVILIAN
Soldier
WILL Interactive
Baltimore, MD

Online & Multimedia

Title Role Position Director/Company Location
Sakes Fifth into Gucci
Principal model
Kerry Cox/Video Installation
Purchase, NY

Education & Training

School Teacher Degree/Course Location Year
The Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory
Nancy Paris, Kate Debelack, Serge Seiden
Acting
Washington, DC
2012-2014
Signature Theatre Overture Musical Theatre Institute
Heidi Blickenstaff, Tracy Lynn Olivera
Voice Masterclass
Arlington, VA
2012
Signature Theatre Overtures Musical Institute
Karma Camp, Brianne Camp
Dance Masterclass
Arlington, VA
2012
Signature Theatre Overtures Musical Theatre Institute
Andrew Long, Naomi Jacobson, Nancy Robinette
Acting Masterclass
Arlington, VA
2012
Purchase College Conservatory of Theatre Arts (SUNY Purchase)
BA Drama Studies
Purchase, NY
2012
The Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory
Colette Iglesias Silver
Movement and Improv
Washington, DC
SUNY Purchase
David Bassuk/Lenora Champagne
Directing
Purchase, NY
SUNY Purchase
Lenka Pichlikova
Commedia Dell'Arte and Pantomime
Purchase, NY
SUNY Purchase
Gary Waller
Shakespeare
Purchase, NY

Career Highlights/Additional Info:

  • Scene Studies/Workshops - At Studio Theatre, Washington DC: The Woolgatherer (Rose); Denise (Savage in Limbo); Helen (The Miracle Worker)
  • Emily is an enthusiastic, passionate, and versatile young actor-singer with extensive experience in theatre. Height: 5'2". Weight: 115 lbs. Eyes: Brown. Hair: Auburn. Vocal range: Alto/Mezzo Soprano.
  • Costumed Christmas Caroler with the 42nd Street Singers, Washington, DC metropolitan area, 2013 holiday season
  • Cousin of the late radio and TV actor Billy Idelson, who played Herman Glimscher on The Dick Van Dyke Show and wrote for The Twilight Zone, The Andy Griffith Show, and more.