A 30 year veteran of the entertainment industry, Emily Hope Webster found early success as a child actor before turning her attention toward helping others shine their light. After over 15 years as an executive Talent Agent in Los Angeles, Emily moved her family to Connecticut to focus her energies on what she loves the most – working with young actors as they find their authentic voice.
Emily is currently the director of the therapeutic theater program at The Grove School, where she helps high schoolers to transform theater skills into life skills. She is also a teaching artist at The Country School, focused on adapting Shakespeare and children’s classics to the elementary and middle school populations.
She has developed programming, taught and directed for Hartford Children’s Theater, CT Kids on Stage, The Actor’s Gym and The Performing Arts Center of Connecticut. She spent five years as a core director at Oddfellows Playhouse, adapting classical material for at risk youth and children of incarcerated students.
Emily serves as an adjudicator for the National High School Musical Theater Awards. She has also taught multiple workshops and been a panelist at such esteemed venues as The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and Yale University.
Emily, her husband, and their four redheaded children enjoy living in the woods of the Connecticut Shoreline.