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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
Museum tour guide Shakespeare Training Singer
Swimming Vocal: D3-E5 Yoga

Roles:

Theater

Title Role Position Director/Company Location
The Ferberzing of Coral
Young Coral (Voiceover)
Anne Donnelly/Source Festival
Washington, DC
I Don't Know
Soldier 3
Anne Donnelly/Source Festival
Washington, DC
The Trap (US Premiere)
Valli Kafka/Ensemble
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
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

Television

Title Role Position Director/Company Location
The Real History of Mad Men (working title, airing 2016)
Housewife at Tupperware Party (Featured reenactment)
Molly Hermann/The Biscuit Factory
Falls Church, VA
Evil Twins: "Big Boy Killers"
High Schooler (Featured reenactment)
Sirens Media/Investigation Discovery
Silver Spring, MD
Southern Fried Homicide: "Kissing Cousins"
Janie Lynch (Reenactment Principal)
Sirens Media/Investigation Discovery
Silver Spring, MD

Music & Singing

Title Role Position Director/Company Location
Ellis! (upcoming October 2016)
Principal Ensemble
Rachael Murray/Lonotes Music
Alexandria, VA
Victorian Caroler & Company member (since 2013)
42nd St Singers
Kristing Harkness-Granados
Scenes and Songs from "Fannie Lou"
Ensemble/Voting Rights Resister
Felicia Hunter
Washington, DC

Dance

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

Performing Arts

Title Role Position Director/Company Location
Silent Sentinel (Live Tableread)
Alice Paul
Joseph Dzikiewicz/DC Shorts Screenplay Competition
Washington, DC
Preggers, or Parenthood for Virgins (staged reading)
The Angel Gabriel
Linda Lombardi/Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival
Washington, DC
Into the World of What-Ifs (staged reading)
Shari
Lynn Sharp Spears/The Playwright's Forum
Washington, DC
I Thought the Earth Remembered Me (devised theatre)
Facilitator
Ronee Penoi/banished? productions
Washington, DC
Tyger: a devised performance
Ensemble
Rachel Hynes/banished? productions
Washington, DC

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
Dedicated to the Profession (US Dept. of Defense internal)
Featured/Lieutenant Nelson
WILL Interactive/Lee Liebeskind
Baltimore, MD

Film

Title Role Position Director/Company Location
Last Will (48 Hour Film short)
Claire Cumberland (lead)
Prince Rozario/Dniym Productions
Washington, DC
Lovesick (Short)
Mean Speed Date
Christian Frahme/SUNY Purchase
Purchase, NY

Online & Multimedia

Title Role Position Director/Company Location
Sakes Fifth into Gucci
Principal model
Kerry Cox/Video Installation
Purchase, NY
Don't Drink It!
Andi (Series Regular)
Dani Rose Culver/Purchase College Television
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
Private coach
Laura Gianarelli
Voiceover
Silver Spring, MD
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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Local hire: DC-Baltimore-Northern VA