• Emily Alpren

Emily Alpren

Adjunct Lecturer


Emily Alpren is a faculty member at the USC School of Dramatic Arts and directs, writes and performs theater and independent film. A certified practitioner of Fitzmaurice Voicework, she teaches and coaches voice to professional actors from New York and Los Angeles. Originally trained in theater, she went on to create and direct experimental work in New York at PS122, La Mama, Dance Theater Workshop, and Movement Research. Additionally, she has performed at Moscow Art Theater, American Repertory Theater, Sea Coast Rep, and dozens of local venues in New York and Los Angeles. She was a member of Los Angeles’ Upright Citizens Brigade, where she collaborated and created films with her favorite comedians. Most recently she wrote and directed the film TRYING, which is in its festival run and has two films in development.

Emily received her MFA in from the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University and her BA from Amherst College. In Fitzmaurice Voicework, she was trained by the world-renowned master teacher and creator Catherine Fitzmaurice.


MFA, Harvard University
BA, Amherst College.