Freelance Theatre Director

Emily Grimany

I direct plays about strong women overcoming adversity.

emily grimany theatre director

About Me

I’m a theatre director currently working on my MFA at Illinois State University. I’m interested in new plays and musicals that center women’s stories.

Recent Shows

The Most Massive Woman Wins

The Most Massive Woman Wins

PhotosAbout the ShowPart of the MFA Directing Showcase at ISU. The Most Massive Woman Wins is challenging, brutal and hilarious. Four women of various shapes and sizes sitting in the waiting room of a liposuction clinic explore their perceptions of body image. The...

The Marvelous Wonderettes

The Marvelous Wonderettes

PhotosAbout the ShowSpringfield High Songleaders Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy, rally together to entertain their classmates in four-part harmony. In Act 1, set in 1958, the young women explore the ups and downs of high school, friendships, boyfriends and the...

Grace

Grace

PhotosAbout the ShowStanding over a freshly dug open grave, Kylie reveals to her newly returned older sister Lala all that happened after Lala fled home to escape their father’s...

Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine

PhotosAbout the ShowThe Hoover family has seen better days. Richard, the father, is a floundering motivational speaker, Grandpa's been kicked out of his retirement home and Uncle Frank's been dumped by his boyfriend. Moody teenager, Dwayne, has taken a vow of silence,...

Harvey

Harvey

PhotosAbout the ShowWhen Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare their family from future embarrassment....

The Baby Maker

The Baby Maker

PhotosAbout the ShowMolly is pregnant and her boyfriend, Andrew, is overjoyed. But when Molly is diagnosed with hyperemesis (severe morning sickness) it becomes clear that Andrew and his parents are more concerned about the baby’s health than her own. And when Andrew...

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