About Emily

Actor, Director, Teacher, Singer, Music Director, Producer
Artistic Director, THE UNKNOWN ARTISTS
Artistic Director, PLAY CLUB WEST

Emily Clark was born and raised in Pasadena, California. The brash and ballsy little dame took to the "actor's life" early on, and her formative years were spent getting lots of training from the Pasadena Musical Theatre Program, the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, UC Santa Cruz, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, and the Upright Citizens Brigade.

Emily's adult life has been spent nourishing her two greatest passions: building theatre companies and teaching the performing arts to kids. During a 2-year stint in New York City, she found a kindred spirit in Pamela Eberhardt: a writer and fellow actor. Together, Emily and Pam founded The Unknown Artists and in 2011, the company moved to Los Angeles with Play Club West, a weekly cold reading group that gives opportunities to actors and playwrights with weekly cold readings of new and established works. Besides her own company, Emily also often works as an actor in the LA area with groups like Sacred Fools, the Chance Theater, Mechanicals Theatre Group, and the Taylor Performing Arts Center in Monrovia.

Emily works frequently as a director and choir teacher for students ages K-12 at Sierra Madre Middle and Elementary Schools, Monrovia High School, and the Pasadena Musical Theatre Program.

Thinking that people might find her wacky life story entertaining, Emily put together an autobiographical cabaret show called, Slightly Dramatic, which she wrote with Ryan Scott Oliver. The show has already been performed in LA at Sterling's Upstairs at Vitello's, Skinny's NoHo, and the Laurie Beechman Theatre in NYC. In 2014, Slightly Dramatic was adapted into an original WEB SERIES, written by Jeff Scot Carey, and produced by The Unknown Artists.

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