EmJ Nelson is an actor who lives in Queens, New York. Currently, she is taking classes with the She-Collective of Dani Super and Erica Jensen. In September 2019, she will performing with NYC’s Back Room Shakespeare Project in Antony & Cleopatra (https://www.backroomshakespeare.com/new-york). Last spring, she was in two NYU student films and performed in Primary Stages ESPA Drills in Margot Connolly's Quiz Out. She has performed in Athena Theater’s A Deafening Silence (2019) and Falling Forward play festivals (2018). 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.

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