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Emilia "Emi" Lirman is a bilingual Argentinian American director, writer and all-around-theater-artist based in NYC. Growing up in Miami, FL she adopted the native "Spanglish" language and has been spewing a hodgepodge of words and phrases ever since. Do those strung together words always make sense? No, but neither do humans most of the time and that's art kids.


Emilia is dedicated to creating works that address our contemporary landscape and elevate underrepresented voices. As a director, she aims to foster collaboration, creativity and conversation. She takes pride in creating joy and connection through her work. Her absolute favorite thing is developing new plays and musicals that focus on empathy to reach across cultural divides and find common ground among individuals.

Upcoming projects include Café Con Leche, a new musical by Maiga Vidal and Poser, a new site-specific play co-created with Rae Binstock. Recent projects include associate directing Real Women Have Curves at the American Repertory Theater and The Harder They Come at The Public Theater. Emilia can be seen performing improv around NYC with Cavity Kid. 

Emilia is a member of Mercury Lab's Directing Technique and Cohort 3 of Roundabout Theatre Company's Directors Group. She was the 2018-2019 Directing Fellow at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. She graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Drama & Theater Arts [Directing Concentration.] 


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