Freelance Theatre Director

Emily Grimany

I direct plays that center women’s stories about pregnancy, abortion, motherhood, body image, and mental health.

emily grimany theatre director

About Me

I’m a theater director based in Louisville, KY. My focuses are new plays and musicals that center women’s stories.

COMING SOON

The Marvelous Wonderettes

Book by Roger Bean

Marvelous Wonderettes poster

Recent Shows

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...

Crawlspaceblog

Crawlspaceblog

About the ShowPremiered on Youtube: Sun Feb 20th at 9:10pm ET & Sun Feb 27th at 7:30pm ET In Crawlspaceblog, we meet Claire. She runs a super hip Airbnb for budding writers in a beautiful forest. She gets her coffee from the farmer’s market. She’s a good listener,...

Could’ve

Could’ve

PhotosAbout the ShowCommon Threads was a series of six different pieces devised by the ensemble of Looking for Lilith. Using prompts about the pandemic, the ensemble members participated in a series of “story circles” where they listened to stories and then devised a...

Theatre: A Love Story

Theatre: A Love Story

About the ShowIn March 2021, I joined the WTFringe Lab as part of the directing cohort. Led by Rowen Haigh, we learned collaborative directing techniques, ways to respect other artists boundaries, and ways to create an anti-racist rehearsal space. We then put what we...

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