Emily Scott Banks

starred in Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol (twice) at Stage West, and directed our Life Sucks.Stupid F*cking Bird, An Iliad, and The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence. Her many area directorial credits include Foxfire for Theatre Three, Summer and Smoke for TCTP; Stage Kiss for Circle Theatre; The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, The Big Meal, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer for WaterTower Theater. Emily has won numerous awards for her work, including multiple DFW Critics' Forum Awards for acting and directing, and Best Actress Of The Year nods from Dallas Observer, D Magazine, TheaterJones and others. Favorite acting credits include roles in The Moors, A Country Life, Our Town, Boeing-Boeing, A Most Dangerous Woman, The Normal Heart, Ghost-Writer, Booth, and two of her all-time favorites - Marley and The Clean House here at Stage West. Emily received her BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, trained extensively with Shakespeare & Co. in Lenox, MA and studied the Meisner Technique with Terry Martin for over a decade. Emily is a proud member of Actors Equity Association.