My name is Emily Klingman. I hail from Cary, NC. I am a graduate of East Carolina University with dual BFA degrees in Theatre Arts Education and Musical Theatre (summa cum laude). My professional acting credits include: Dromio of Syracuse in Comedy of Errors with Central Piedmont Community College, Ratio Theatre's Children's Theatre Summer Stock, Side by Side by Sondheim, Carol in Oleanna, and Agnes in Agnes of God with Ratio Theatre Company; dancer and understudy for Mary Greene in Horn in the West, Sooze in Suburbia, and Max in Where the Wild Things Are with the Southern Appalachian Historical Association, Boone, NC.
I teach and direct for Davidson Community Players' education program.
I am on the Executive Board (Serving as Secretary) for the North Carolina Theatre Conference, a statewide service, leadership, and advocacy organization with a membership network dedicated to strengthening NC's vibrant theatre industry. Our year-round events and programs foster member collaboration and provide professional development and educational opportunities.
I am, also, the chair for the North Carolina Theatre Arts Educators' Playwriting Program. NC Young Playwrights is a program dedicated to increasing playwriting in the K-12 classroom in NC. I am NC Theatre Arts Educators' Educator of the Year for 2021-2022.
I am an active member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Theatre Community.
For the past 12 years, I taught theatre at Bailey Middle School in Cornelius, NC. I am excited to continue my theatre educator journey here at Lake Norman High School and cannot wait to see what theatre we can create together.
I am a true believer in the importance of all arts in students' lives. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would like to know how you can be involved in making our theatre program the best it can be.
Theatre Education opens a window into the mind and imagination of the individual, allowing the student to explore all sorts of possibilities.