About Emerald City Scene:
Emerald City Scene was started in 2006 by a group of 20 some UW School of Drama graduates & students as a theatre & film company focusing on enveloping the audience in the world of the play/film. The first ECS production was “No Exit” by Jean-Paul Sartre, directed by founding member Ben Rapson, in January 2007. Following, in March 2007,was an original work by founding member Joe Mangialardi, “Internal Monologue,” which then went on to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In the summer of 2007, ECS filmed “The Perception Suite”, a film comprised of four short films from varying perspectives.
Emerald City Scene’s 2nd Season had three plays, “Desdemona” by Paula Vogel, directed by founding member Danielle Franich, “Copenhagen” by Michael Frayn, directed by founding member Joe Mangialardi, and a showcase of two world premiere one-acts written by founding member Nathaniel Porter, “The Shark” & “The Worm.”
After finishing the 2nd season, Emerald City Scene took a year-long hiatus, reforming in early 2009 with a new structure and revised mission, focusing on the psychological effects of theatre on audiences, and moving the focus solely on theatre rather than theatre & film. Nathaniel Porter, who had been the companies Production Manager, took on the position of Artistic Director, Michelle Eichenberger went from the position of Publicity Manager to Director of Marketing, Danielle Franich joined in as the Director of Development, Jenna Schmidt as the Production Manager, and Brad Baker came on board as the Director of Finance.
- The first show of Emerald City Scene’s 3rd Season was “Fiction” by Steven Dietz, directed by Artistic Director Nathaniel Porter