Cast Member Profile: EMILY RUPP

Emily Rupp  |  Actress, Comedian, Director, Author

Midwestern born and raised, Emily attended The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, School for Film/TV. She has performed duties in all aspects of the entertainment industry from writing, producing and script editing, to performing and directing; but she has a special passion for being in the spotlight. An alumni of Project Girl Performance Collective, Emily has become a well spoken public figure for female empowerment and raising self-confidence in young women around the world. She pas performed her original work at The New Jersey State Theater, The Chicago State Theater, and even The White House. ...Continued


Schedule of Upcoming Productions

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Production History

Girlpower: Survival Of The Fittest  | Open: 08/15/10 Close: 08/26/10 - Robert Moss Theatre
GirlPower: Survival of the Fittest is an empowering, ensemble-driven collection of words written and performed by teenagers, struggling with issues they face growing up in today's world. In deeply personal material based on real interviews and experiences, the young women explore topics such as peer pressure, body image, being an outcast, different, flawed, and full of dreams for the future. They share their perspectives on love, relationships, current events, the future and creating change. Audiences can expect to walk away with a renewed sense of their own empowerment, regardless of age and gender.

created and performed by the Project Girl Performance Collective
directed by Ashley Marinaccio and Jessica Greer Morris
edited by Elizabeth Koke and Lara Gold
assistant directed/stage managed by Katherine Sommer and Alexa Winston

About the Company: The Project Girl Performance Collective

The Project Girl Performance Collecitve empowers young women by creating a safe space to address contemporary social, political and cultural issues through the performing arts and written word. The Project Girl Performance Collective is committed to the idea of theatre and performance as a medium for awareness, action and social change. Visit them online at

About the Company: Co-Op Theatre East

Founded in April of 2008, Co-Op Theatre East (COTE) believes in the power of art to foster a dialogue for social change. COTE provides an entertaining performance forum in which to ask evocative, challenging questions of artists and audiences on our way to creating collaborative answers. For more information, please visit


Ten Years Later:
Voices From The Post-9/11 Generation Speak
 | Open: 09/12/11 Close: 09/12/11 - Peter Jay Sharp
“My first view of the Manhattan skyline was without the towers. When I first saw it, I just tried to imagine what it could’ve looked like. It was like putting together a puzzle. I had all the edges set out, some of the inside filled, but there was a bunch of space in the middle. My Manhattan skyline will always be an unfinished puzzle to me.” Emily Rupp, cast member

Co-Op Theatre East and Project Girl Performance Collective have collaborated to create “Ten Years Later: Voices of the Post-9/11 Generation Speak”, an ensemble devised piece, created by youth between the ages of 9 and 23, exploring the impact of the September 11th terrorist attacks, ten years later. Through monologues, media, and songs developed by the cast, topics explored include questions of terrorism, war, religion, fundamentalism, education, democracy, patriotism, technology, safety, security and what it means to be coming of age in a “post-9/11 society.”

The cast includes Kate Bralower (10, Manhattan),  Tiffani-Amber DiGrazia (9, Queens), Samantha Phillips (15, Westchester), Monica Furman (15, Brooklyn), Arianna Hanson (15, Bronx), Hank Chen (23, Washington DC), Nick Wolf (21, New Jersey), Stacey Oliver (18, Connecticut), Deanna Alexandra (16, Long Island), Emily Rupp (21, Brooklyn), Peter Kendall (21, New Jersey), Mariah Adkins (23, Brooklyn), Haleigh Spasjevich (20, Manhattan) and Laura Killeen (23, United Kingdom). It is directed by Ashley Marinaccio and Robert A. K. Gonyo, Artistic Directors of Co-Op Theatre East, Stage Managed by Daniel Mendoza and produced by Jessica Greer Morris, Executive Director of the Project Girl Performance Collective, 9/11 Worker and Chair of the World Trade Center Community Advisory Board (2001-2004).  


About Project Girl Performance Collective:

"It was inspiring to see bright, confident young women holding forth onstage" (The New Yorker, September 3, 2010) was the response to the Collective’s most recent show at The Fringe Festival. Project Girl Performance Collective (PGPC) empowers young women by creating a safe space to address contemporary social, political and cultural issues through the performing arts and written word. The Project Girl Performance Collective is committed to the idea of theatre and performance as a medium for awareness, action and social change.

The Heiress  | Open: 11/03/12 Close: 02/13/13 - Walter Kerr Theatre
 THE HEIRESS is the story of Catherine Sloper, the shy and sheltered daughter of a prominent New Yorker. Caught between the demands of an emotionally distant father and the attentions of a passionate young suitor, Catherine must navigate the terrain of love and regret, desire and duty, a chance for happiness and the burden of fortune…as only an heiress can.

Jessica Chastain (Academy Award® nominee for The Help) makes her Broadway debut alongside David Strathairn (Academy Award® nominee for Good Night, and Good Luck), Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley on Downton Abbey) and Judith Ivey (two-time Tony Award® winner), in the Tony Award®-winning play, THE HEIRESS. Written by Ruth and Augustus Goetz and directed by Tony Award®-nominated playwright and director Moisés Kaufman, this compelling drama will run for an 18-week limited engagement.

The world of THE HEIRESS is brought to life by a dynamic design team that includes two-time Tony Award® winner Derek McLane (sets), two-time Academy Award® winner Albert Wolsky (costumes), Tony Award® nominee David Lander (lighting), Tony Award® nominee Leon Rothenberg (sound design) and original music by Peter Golub.