Emily Green is a Ph.D. student in the Performance as Public Practice program at The University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on audience reception theory, theatre pedagogy and the intersection of sociology and theatre. Green holds a B.F.A. in Acting from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois and an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of Florida. She is a company member with Stone Soup Shakespeare, a Chicago-based company that tours Shakespearean productions to underserved communities throughout the Midwest.