Emily Schubert was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She began her career as an artist at a young age often playing “pretend” and drawing in many notebooks. Around the age of eight she learned how to sew and has been sewing ever since. She moved to Baltimore to pursue a BFA in fiber and textile arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art and is currently a senior. Upon graduation Emily hopes to continue following her interests in puppetry, costume design, and performance. To see more of her work visit www.emily-schubert.com or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Kisah Baru Lama: An Old New Story
Emily Schubert’s work is inspired by myths and folktales, and how these have long helped people make sense of their world. She has studied and participated in ritual theater and contemporary puppetry in Indonesia, as well as political puppet theater and processional events in the United States. Interested in the power of these visual theater forms to create immersive and transformative experiences for participants and viewers, Schubert conjures up a surreal world of archetypal characters, portrayed by puppets and costumed performers, who embody the overwhelming forces of violence and hope in a contemporary world. Each puppet and costume is constructed by hand, using craft traditions from papier-mâché to hand-sewing, batik to embroidery. Inspired by the value of collaboration, Schubert worked with local performers and musicians to develop the show and the score.