Emily Reutlinger is an award-winning theatre director whose work includes the 2018 Fringe hit My Left/Right Foot (Birds of Paradise/National Theatre of Scotland), which was nominated for six Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland. Her production of Uncanny Valley by Rob Drummond (Borderline/Edinburgh Int’l Science Festival) received the 2016 CATS award for Best Production for Children and Young People.

Previous productions for RCS include Assassins, Pippin, Side Show, Julius Caesar, Romeo & Juliet and Liz Lochead’s Medea, alongside several showcases and pieces of new-work development within the Musical Theatre Department.

Originally from New York, she spent several seasons with the Merry Go Round Playhouse and Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera and was a founding member of the New York Song & Dance Company, whose work was seen from Carnegie Hall to the Kings Hall in Amman, Jordan. She also served on the casting teams of Avenue Q (Broadway), The House of Bernarda Alba (Lincoln Centre), Encores! (City Center), Lion King, 42nd Street, and We Will Rock You (Broadway/National Tours). She holds a BA in Musical Theatre from the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University, and an MA in Classic & Contemporary Text (Directing) from RCS.

Other work for theatre includes: Theatre Uncut (Associate Director), Invisible Army by Victoria Beesley (Terra Incognita), The Witches of West Fife by Jane Livingston and The Wakeful Chamber by Rebecca Sharp (A Play, a Pie, a Pint), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bard in the Botanics) and Potterrow by Martin McCormick (Cumbernauld Theatre). For the Traverse Theatre, she was Assistant Director on the award-winning productions of both ”¯Quiz Show ”¯by Rob Drummond and ”¯Ciara ”¯by David Harrower, as well as ”¯bringing ”¯the Traverse double bill of Orla O’Loughlin’s productions of”¯ Clean ”¯by Sabrina Mahfouz and ”¯A Respectable Widow Takes to Vulgarity ”¯to NYC’s Brits Off-Broadway festival.

Emily leads on the Artist in Development and Performance strands as well as directing projects and productions within the BA Musical Theatre Season.


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