Magdalena Emar

I’m thrilled to be playing GLORIA in Susannah Rodriguez Drissi’s timely play HOUSES WITHOUT WALLS, as well as acting as the show’s assistant producer. #HFF18 #HousesWithoutWalls

I’m an actor, writer, and translator. I’ve trained with Susan Giosa, at the Susan Giosa Acting Workshop, and with the teachers at Studio4, including Matthew Scott Snyder, Sean Barnes, Lak Rana, Wilmer Calderon, James Franco, and Robyn Cohen. I’ve also worked with Jean-Louis Rodrigue and Kristof Konrad (Alexander Technique), William Harrahan (Voice), and Julia Calder (Alexander Technique & performance).

I was cast as a lead (Mrs. Stone) in the Studio4/Rabbit Bandini feature film EVIL DAYS, a role that required a double preparation due to my character existing both in reality and in a dream sequence. Dreams, doubling, translation, the blur of identity, our multiple selves — it’s no surprise that I love the poetry of Fernando Pessoa, and that Virginia Woolf’s ORLANDO is my favorite novel.

My book of poems ALL THERE IS is forthcoming with Rakish Light Press. The translation of Clarice Lispector’s novel THE CHANDELIER featured in my HFF 2017 show I WANNA BE ROBERT DE NIRO is out with New Directions as of March 2018. I performed THE BODY SPEAKS: ON CLARICE LISPECTOR’S THE CHANDELIER at Oxford University in November 2017. I’m working on several scripts that feature feisty female characters.

My essays, reviews, interviews and other writing can be found at magdalenaedwards dot com. I’m working on a book about the work of poet and translator Elizabeth Bishop, whose poem “One Art” reminds us that “the art of losing isn’t hard to master.” Love and loss, life and death.

Find me on Instagram + Twitter @magda8lena and @magdalena_emar