Emma Mearns

Emma (she/they) started with Traveling Players during the summer of 2019. During her time at Traveling Players she has worked as a Director  (Eros & Psyche, Alice in Wonderland, Persephone, Heracles, Ariadne’s Thread, Atalanta, Pandora’s Fire), an Assistant Director (Commedia Christmas Carol, King Stag, The Odyssey, The Blue Monster, Ariadne’s Thread, Pandora’s Fire), and a Teacher.

She is a graduate of James Madison University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Theatre. During her time at JMU, she participated in several productions and workshops put on by Stratford Players, serving as both a Costume Designer (The Other Shore, The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, The Feast) and an Actor (Bellwether, What You Will, Box and Cox). They also served as an Assistant Costume Designer on JMU’s Mainstage (Contemporary Dance Concert, Fig Leaves and Open Letters). She served as the Treasurer, a Performer, and an Assistant Director for JMU’s Rocky Horror Club. Her other interests besides theatre include Percy Jackson, D&D, and playing board games with her family.