Emerson Collins is an actor, producer and director in film, television and theatre who also works as a television personality, radio host, panelist, event emcee, workshop teacher and writes as a contributor for various media outlets. BIO HERE.
THIS SIDE OF
NOW NOMINATED FOR
SIX LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARDS
Including Emerson with Del Shores & Louise Beard for BEST PRODUCTION OF A PLAY - Intimate Theatre
ACTING ENSEMBLE OF A PLAY
FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY - Dale Dickey
FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY - Rachel Sorsa
LEAD ACTRESS IN A PLAY - Bobbie Eakes
PLAYWRITING FOR AN ORIGINAL PLAY - Del Shores
Emerson and Blake McIver performed a number of living room cabaret shows in 2020 for theatres and holidays.
Stay tuned for new 2021 shows to be announced!
THE DEL & EMERSON SHOW
During the pandemic, Del and Emerson have brought back their radio show as a LIVE streaming show on the LGBTQ News & Nonsense of the week. Streaming Tuesdays & Fridays, 4pm Pacific! You can watch live and stream all of the episodes on Emerson's YouTube channel HERE. LIVE EPISODES STREAM ON EMERSON'S Facebook & YouTube page!
SordidLiveStream Benefit Highlights
As Program Director of the Del Shores Foundation, Emerson produced, hosted and acted in a benefit livestream reading of Sordid Lives for 23 non-profit theatres that are shut down or struggling during the pandemic.
The reading starred many of the original film cast including Leslie Jordan, Beth Grant, Bonnie Bedelia, Beau Bridges, Ann Walker, Rosemary & Newell Alexander, David Cowgill, and Debby Holiday.
Additional appearances by Alec Mapa, Carson Kressley, Patrika Darbo, David Steen, Lorna Scott, a video message from Olivia Newton-John with a live performance from Tony winner Levi Kreis. The benefit raised over $83,000 distributing over $3,000 to each theatre company.
This Side Of Crazy
Emerson produced the Los Angeles premiere of the newest play by Del Shores, This Side Of Crazy in January. The Dallas Premiere has been postponed due to the pandemic. New dates will be announced in the future.
Emerson has joined the Del Shores Studio as a workshop teacher and coach for acting, writing and independent consultation. He just taught two musical theatre workshops with Blake McIver and is now available for private coaching. For rates visit the Del Shores studio HERE.
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FIND EMERSON'S WORK
Emerson performs "Will I?" in RENT
RENT on FOX
Hear Emerson and the full cast of RENT!
Available on iTunes.
IN SEARCH OF A PLAY
Emerson directed the film of Del Shores' one-man play Six Characters In Search of a Play. It toured 35 cities and filmed at the Celebration Theatre in LA.
**Now streaming on BroadwayHD and Dekkoo
A VERY SORDID WEDDING
Now widely available on DVD, Bluray, iTunes, digital streaming & download and FREE on AMAZON PRIME.
Taiwan International Queer Film Festival
Emerson spent six days in Taipei as A Very Sordid Wedding opened the festival and Southern Baptist Sissies and Sordid Lives screened as well as doing Q&As and leading a panel on Religion & Sexuality.