Emily Sucher is a multidisciplinary theatre artist currently living in the D.C. area. She grew up in central New Jersey (about a 40-minute N.J. Transit ride into New York City), and moved to Baltimore to pursue her B.A. in Writing Seminars and Theatre Arts & Studies at Johns Hopkins University. As a student, Emily participated in a variety of productions, including full-length shows directed by industry professionals, student-directed and original works, and four years of sketch comedy. In classes and performances, she gained valuable insight and experience from her professors and fellow students, and developed an appreciation for different forms of storytelling and the need to have diverse voices represented in sharing them.
Since graduation, Emily has worked regionally with Shadowland Theatre (Ellenville, N.Y.) and with local professional theatres such as The Folger Theatre, Imagination Stage, Encore Stage, The Welders, Best Medicine Rep, Cohesion Theatre Company, Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, Venus Theatre, and others. Though she loves the local scene, she is flexible to travel and has housing available in several major cities. She has also acted in several television roles and short films.
Offstage, Emily is a freelance creative with an assortment of gigs on her calendar. Most of this involves working as a standardized patient and physical examination instructor with area medical schools. The nuanced communications training involved in this work, especially in the most vulnerable exams, led Emily to her goal of becoming an intimacy director. A member and student of Intimacy Directors International, she has been working locally as an intimacy choreographer and is eager to help the practice grow in the DMV theatre community, along with the theatre world at large. She has intimacy choreographed for Prologue Theatre, Fells Point Corner Theatre, Silver Spring Stage, We Happy Few, Rorschach Theatre, 4615 Theatre, Brave Spirits Theatre, Pinky Swear Productions, The Welders, and more. A passionate advocate for intimacy direction, Emily is excited to be part of the ground-floor effort to empower artists and to create truthful and safe theatre. She recently intimacy coordinated her first short film, “Backbeat,” and is eager to build her on-camera experience in this field as well.
Emily primarily works in theatre as an actor and intimacy choreographer, but has also directed and assistant-directed for several productions and staged readings. She works hard to stay in "artistic shape" through ongoing training in movement, stage combat, voice work, Alexander Technique, and more. She has worked as a teaching artist for students of all ages with Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Adventure Theatre MTC, and Lola's Laboratory, and expanded her work in theatre education by helping teach Theatre of the Oppressed techniques to prison inmates as a facilitator with Voices Unbarred.