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About Me


EMILY BOYD DAHAB (née Emily Taplin Boyd) has been wearing various hats in the theater industry for 16 years. But she's been a part of the theater community far longer than that, visiting her mom, director Julianne Boyd, at regional theaters around the country and tagging along to readings, tech rehearsals, production meetings, etc., from the time she was a little girl.


She found her own nook in the theater world when she discovered Shakespeare in the 7th grade, and spent much of her college and early post-grad years devoted to the bard. Her area of speciality is original texts (First Folio, etc), and she would really, really love to talk with you about the merits of the “Bad Quarto” of Hamlet. In pursuit of this passion, she received her Masters degree in Medieval & Renaissance Studies at Columbia University in 2015. For several years, she taught Theater History & Dramaturgy at the Tom Todoroff Conservatory.

Emily also has experience working in non-profit and business administration. She worked for 1.5 years as an Associate at the boutique fundraising consulting firm Advance NYC, worked as the Development Manager at the groundbreaking opera company Ardea Arts, and worked as a Deputy Program Manager for NYC SBS's Goods & Services Mentorship Program, helping M/WBE small businesses learn to do business with the city. Most recently, in 2022, she spent a season as the Interim Artistic Producer of the National Women's Theatre Festival, based in Raleigh, NC.


Emily graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Chicago, earning an Honors degree in Theater and Performance Studies. She also holds a degree in Classical Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She is proud to have completed the two-year program at the William Esper studio studying Meisner technique under master teacher Bill Esper. In 2020, she graduated from the MFA program in Dramaturgy at Columbia University, where she wrote her thesis on making theater in suburban communities. Most recently, she was selected as a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop, starting with the Librettists cohort in 2022 and joining the main workshop on as a Lyricist in 2023.

Emily also serves as the Chief Representative for Long Island of the Parent Artist Advocacy League.​ Outside of theater, Emily’s interests include Lindy Hop and collecting vintage clothing. She also practices Buddhism with the SGI-USA.

Emily lives in Suffolk County, Long Island with her husband, Bill Dahab, their son and daughter, two dogs and two kittens.

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