hi there, i'm emily!
I'm a brainy actor, recovering musical theatre major, a burgeoning writer, and a social justice-centered creative born and raised in Raleigh, NC. As a kid with a bowl haircut and a rock collection, I developed a passion for storytelling. Now, many years and better haircut(s) later, I spend my spare time crocheting and embroidering, cuddling my pups Daisy and Scout, and raising a large, well-adjusted family of plants.
I recently graduated from Shenandoah University (AKA Zoom University) with my BFA in Musical Theatre and signed with Take 3 Talent. Favorite past projects include playing Molly Aster in Peter and the Starcatcher; Tell Me Anything, a play I wrote which will be performed as part of Shenandoah's digital programming this year; and my work as Assistant Director for Jason Robert Brown's Parade. After spending 6 months working on COVID-safe, outdoor shows with Florida Repertory Theatre, I'm looking for my next project.
Most importantly, I am a passionate feminist, social justice, and arts education advocate. I intend to infuse my work with these passions and uplift oppressed voices in every way I can.
then & now
"an authentically brainy, effervescent force of female power onstage, Emily Foley shines as Molly Aster."
-The Valley Gazette