EmJ Nelson is an actor and songwriter from the suburbs of St. Paul, Minnesota and lives in Queens, New York. She recently performed in Primary Stages ESPA Drills in Margot Connolly's Quiz Out. She has performed in Athena Theater’s Falling Forward Play Festival (2018)in an original piece by Kate Thomas and will be in this year's festival as well, A Deafening Silence (2019). She has done developmental readings at The O'Neill, Primary Stages-ESPA, and Theater for a New City, and performed with Backroom Shakespeare Company NYC. She earned a BA in Theater Performance from the University of Missouri, where she performed in academic productions and worked professionally with Greenhouse Theatre Project in Romeo & Juliet (Juliet). She studied and worked as a theater artist for three years at the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, and has an unshakable passion for new work, inventive storytelling, and collaboration