Movement for the Actor, Classical Acting Program
Emma is a performer and generative artist. She has been called a “splendid mover” (The Washington Post) and “a master of her craft” (Baratunde Thurston). She strives to create original, physically compelling theater that directly engages the audience. Her work has been categorized as everything from clown to performance art and lots of juicy things in between. She has performed in New York at Dixon Place, The Brick, Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, and HERE Arts Center. She has worked with Cie. Pas de Dieux in Paris, Natanakairali Institute for Sanskrit Theater in India, LaMama’s International Theater Symposium in Italy, and U-Theatre, a Grotowski-based Zen-drumming troupe in Taiwan. She has choreographed for dancers, actors, students, & puppets. She received her degree in theater and dance from Amherst College and credits the blissful melding of these two forms to her time at the Lecoq school in Paris. She is the recipient of two Roland Wood Fellowships for independent graduate study in theater and dance, a HARP artist residency at HERE Arts, and an artist fellowship from the DCCAH which funded the initial development of her last work, To Know a Veil (“Jaster has created the kind of performance for which the 21st century is going to be very hungry” -playwright Gwydion Suleibhan).