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.
Emerson assistant directed and made a special guest appearance, reprising his role from the film, in the world premiere stage adaptation of A Very Sordid Wedding with Uptown Players at the historic Kalita Humphreys Theatre in Dallas from September 24-October 3. Directed by Del Shores, it is based on the film they produced.
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Emerson and Blake McIver performed a number of living room cabaret shows in lockdown for theatres and holidays.
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During lockdown, Emerson produced, hosted and acted in two livestream benefits for the Del Shores Foundation that raised almost $100,000 to benefit 25 non-profit theatre companies.
The first was a reading of Sordid Lives starring 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 and a video message from Olivia Newton-John.
The second was a 20th Anniversary Celebration of Del Shores' Southern Baptist Sissies with reunions of the entire 2012 film cast, Sissies from the first stage production, producers of productions around the country and live performances by Debby Holiday and Tony winner Levi Kreis.
See highlights from the SordidLiveStream or watch the full Southern Baptist Sissies reunion below.
SordidLiveStream Benefit Highlights
Southern Baptist Sissies Reunion
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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Emerson performs "Will I?" in RENT
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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.
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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.