LILY EMERSON

LILY EMERSON

Lily Emerson received a 2009/10 LinkUP Residency award.

Lily Emerson is a multi­faceted performer, producer, collaborator, and all-around creative weirdo. She is the co-creator of Adventure Sandwich, a Chicago-based arts organization that produces DIY video, music, live performances and events for children and their grown ups. She currently serves as the Artistic Director for Opera-Matic, an interdisciplinary arts organization that produces large-scale public works. You can find her onstage each month as Lily Night in Mr. and Mrs. Wednesday-Night, a surreal, mostly-improvised variety show. She is also the founder of Lucid Street Theatre, a performance collective that created original works from 2007-2011. Lily has performed throughout the US as well as in Belarus, the Czech Republic, and France. She has been recognized with various awards and residencies, from the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum’s Artist in Residence to the Chicago Digital Media Production Fund. From 2005 to 2016, Lily taught theatre, music, and movement to students from varied backgrounds. More information about Lily can be found by checking out her resume or by visiting creative-weirdo.com.