Lionheart Live Arts and Youth Theatre is a dedicated to producing adventurous and socially engaged performances that celebrate the fearlessness and imagination of the next generation. We value creating theatre in collaboration with young people as a means to create personal and social change and celebrate the stories of the community around us. Furthermore, we produce work utilizing artists from all disciplines in non-traditional contexts and aim to inspire with inclusive and diverse storytelling in order to push the possibilities of what theatre for a young person can be.
Emily Marks is the founder and director of Lionheart Live Arts & Youth Theatre. As an artist, curator and creative producer, she has built a reputation for reinvigorating performance for youth and communities in adventurous new formats. Emily has produced and devised projects for numerous companies including SXSW, Forklift DanceWorks, The Fusebox Festival and curated hundreds of performances spanning comedy, film, music and theatre, reaching audiences in communities across the United States. She produced Lionheart’s first production “Petra And The Wolf” a large-scale collaboration with Glass Half Full Theatre and indie rock-orchestra collective Mother Falcon. The piece premiered in 2015 as part of the Paramount Theatre’s 100th anniversary season and recently completed a national tour reaching an audience of over 26 thousand people. Emily is an Arts Leadership Fellow at APAP ( Association for Arts Professionals) and The University of Southern California Arts Leadership Program, a recent alum of the Wesleyan University Institute of Curatorial Practice in Performance, a 2018 MAP creation fund artist and an alum of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. Additional training includes Pig Iron Theatre, Cornerstone Theatre, Sojourn Theatre, National Institute for Directing and Ensemble Creation, Ping Chong and Company and Second City. She is proud to be the founder of Girls Rock Camp- a nonprofit dedicated to empowering girls through music creation and performance that recently celebrated its 12th anniversary and was also an early collaborator and organizer of the Global Girls Rock Camp Movement. Emily advocates nationally on the topic of creating safer spaces for artists in the performance field and has been featured on panels for The National Performance Network, APAP, The American Realness Festival Discourse Series and TYA USA NAtional Festival and Conference. She will begin her appointment to serve on the National Board of Directors for The International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) beginning in January of 2019.
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