Emily Bruce came to Brown in 2011 after spending thirteen years in the professional theatre world in New York. Her time there included eight years as the Associate General Manager for the Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival, where she worked on many productions, including her favorites Topdog/Underdog, Mother Courage and her Children (trans. by Tony Kushner), HAIRand Caroline or Change. Prior to the Public, she worked at Lincoln Center Theater and numerous other off- and off-off Broadway companies, agencies and production offices. Emily is a native of New Orleans and received her BA-Theater from Florida State University.