emEmilie Whelan has been a member of Cripple Creek Theatre Company since 2006. Currently, she is an MFA candidate in UCSD Directing program. She graduated from TSOA, NYU working in the Stella Adler Conservatory, Amsterdam International Program, and Experimental Theater Wing. Credits with Cripple Creek Theater Company include Under Milk Wood, Lysistrata, The Lily’s Revenge, Clybourne Park, Balm in Gilead, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Waiting for Lefty.

From 2010 – 2013, Emilie was the Performance Coordinator of the New Orleans Fringe Festival, presenting an international carnival-centric festival of over 70 performances each year. She is the co-founder The DISTILLERY, a performance laboratory and residency housed at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans.   She has trained with ensembles Hand2Mouth and Pig Iron. She is an alumni of Lincoln Center’s Director’s Lab and a current member of the Oakland-based ensemble Ubuntu Theater Project. www.emiliewhelan.org