Emily just wrapped up playing Agnes in the World Premiere of Clearing! This razor-edged comedy explored yoga, friendship, and the dark side of positive energy—imagine Glengarry Glen Ross set in a Lululemon. Outside of deadpan jokes and manic dancing, Emily's favorite show moment each night was making it through acting while in a full headstand. More info here!


BOY: Closing to Rave reviews and sold out shows

After a 10 week run, Emily is bidding a bittersweet farewell to TimeLine Theatre's Chicago premiere of Boy, where she played blue-collar romantic Jenny. The production was met with strong acclaim from audiences and critics alike—Chicago Theatre Review raved, "Emily Marso, whose strong, breakout performance elevated Silk Road Rising’s recent Wild Boar, shines here without giving way to histrionics or dishonest emotion." For more on this powerful story of love and identity, click here. (or watch the production trailer here!)


Wild Boar: "Casablanca meets Hong Kong"

Emily is playing Karrie in Silk Road Rising's WILD BOAR, opening November 19! Featuring "bold dialogue and Casablanca-worthy former flames," come see this noir-filled take on journalism in modern Hong Kong, with the "undeniable heat and biting repartee that only former lovers can have." (Picture This Post). To learn more about Emily's brush with noir, visit 


SIGNED: Paonessa Talent!

Kicking 2018 off right, Emily could not be more thrilled to have signed with Paonessa Talent for exclusive representation. Looking forward to all that lies ahead with the peacocks!


That's a wrap: Version One, dirEcted by Stephen Cone

After an awesome nine weeks, Emily wrapped the short film Version One, written and directed by Stephen Cone ("The Wise Kids," "Henry Gamble's Birthday Party"). Click here for footage of her playing a big-hearted, wisecracking assistant (big stretch!).


booked it: The Paper dreams of harry chin at TimeLine Theatre

Emily just finished a reading of The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin at TimeLine! Provoked by the curiosity of his daughter, Harry Chin—an illegal "paper son" immigrant—is forced to confront his buried secrets. Playing Harry's multi-racial daughter was the first time Emily has ever played her exact racial heritage on stage! Learn more here.


Booked it: Chicago Fire, premierED 2/14 

Happy Valentines Day! Emily made her network television debut with Chicago Fire on NBC February 14 @10/9c. An incredible set, lovely co-stars, and not one, but two cameras shooting simultaneously...what's not to like! If you missed it live, you can catch her scene here, or watch the whole episode here.


grapes of wrath closes to Rave reviews & sold out houses

After 3 ½ months of sold out shows, Emily closed The Grapes of Wrath at The Gift Theatre in mid August 2016. Grapes spent its run on the Theatre in Chicago Top List due to overwhelming critical acclaim; Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune included it as one of his recommended shows, saying "The difficult, famous last scene of 'The Grapes of Wrath' works beautifully here ... due to the work of the actress Emily Marso, who plays Rose of Sharon with apparent subjugation to all she feels."


Emily Marso

Emily goes EMC!

Thanks to 13 shows performed as an understudy for the world premiere of David Rabe's Good for Otto at The Gift Theatre, (and with an assist from a very, very kind producing team), Emily has officially filed with Actor's Equity Association as an Equity Membership Candidate. She looks forward to going on all sorts of new auditions, and forcing the people around her to check out the new laminated card she gets to keep in her wallet.