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Postby Ryan Hill » March 23rd, 2012, 7:32 pm

I'm so sorry for those that were closer to her. I didn't know Emy well, but I liked her. I didn't know she was sick, though I had a vague feeling that something wasn't great.

I had the pleasure of being in a couple of electives with her. Here's a memory that really sticks with me.

We were in Josh Gill and Lisa Jackson's "Absurd/Absurd" scenes elective. Ryan Austin was in there too among others. Emy was in a scene where the setting was suggested as "Comic Convention" or something along those lines. She improvised a character that we dubbed "Dragon Boy." He was a very nerdy boy in a dragon costume. To portray this character (who was very committed to his role of dragon), Emy put her hand vertically on her head to represent a dragon scale or horn and then sort of danced around in a nerdy way with a nerdy voice. Of course talking about it doesn't even come close, but trust me, it was hilarious.

At the end of class we were doing some exercise where we were all portraying the same character and one of the characters we did was Dragon Boy. Ten people bouncing around the room as I described. Good times.

Sorry I didn't get a chance to know her better.
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Postby ChadW » March 24th, 2012, 2:37 am

Oh yeah, I caught Emy's first Maestro as well. I remember the director (Andy?) peppering her with new choice edicts. She never got phased or frustrated, just more awesome every time. With a smile.

I only met her a handful of times. Every time she was full of light and spark. It sounds like that wasn't just her around improv; that was how she lived, who she was.

My heart goes out to yours, Mia.
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Postby Asaf » March 24th, 2012, 11:22 pm

I'm pretty sure I had the privilege of directing Emy's first Maestro. She would say these completely out of left field things in scenes that would fold perfectly in.

As a person, she was a beam of positive energy.

In peace.
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Postby happywaffle » March 25th, 2012, 4:58 pm

I am sick of losing talented funny people who I've never met. In a certain way, it's sadder than losing somebody that I had the pleasure of knowing well. Just by the description, it seems like Emy is somebody that I would have liked a lot and enjoyed being onstage with.

Fuck cancer.
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Postby StatusBro » March 25th, 2012, 6:43 pm

Emy was awesome and always nice. A beautiful life has left us
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Postby bradisntclever » March 25th, 2012, 10:47 pm

mia wrote:Thank you for your comments. Can an admin please make this message thread private?


I lack those abilities. I can delete the thread if you'd like, but I can't make it private. This is a fairly public forum.
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Postby Chris_Sebilia » March 26th, 2012, 7:43 am

I wrote this email to Emy when she was moved to hospice


Hey Emy,

I don't know if you'll have a chance to read this, but I wanted to send you a message, to let you know what you mean to me. You're an amazing person. You're strength is only matched by your kindness. Though I may have met you in the twilight of your time with us, your quirky sense of humor and love for old movies is incredibly endearing. We may never understand the battle you've been fighting, but your friends will always love and cherish the time we've spent together.

Your loving friend,

Chris
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Postby cindy » March 27th, 2012, 1:49 am

I have a few vague but very happy memories of Emy. Now I dearly wish they weren't so vague.

Our classes had a few showcases together. We did Valerie's elective together last year, and I remember chatting with her before her first Maestro (did she win that one?). She was in a really hilarious scene where Andrew Pish played her arms. I hadn't noticed before, but Andrew has pretty big arms, and paired with Emy's tiny frame, they looked GIANT. I can't even remember the rest of the scene, just that Emy gamely wandering around the stage with gorilla arms was one the highlights of the night.

I do remember her smile, clear as day. The world is a little dimmer without it.
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Postby LisaJackson » May 16th, 2012, 11:49 pm

I'm just now finding this thread but felt the need to say how lovely Emy was. I wish I'd had more time to get to know her. She was so sweet, funny and genuine. And not afraid to say a kind word.
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Postby LisaJackson » May 16th, 2012, 11:51 pm

I'm just now finding this thread but felt the need to say how lovely Emy was. I wish I'd had more time to get to know her. She was so sweet, funny and genuine. And not afraid to say a kind word.
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Postby LisaJackson » May 16th, 2012, 11:51 pm

I'm just now finding this thread but felt the need to say how lovely Emy was. I wish I'd had more time to get to know her. She was so sweet, funny and genuine. And not afraid to say a kind word.
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Postby mia » May 17th, 2012, 2:00 pm

Everyone! There will be a show in Emy's honor at the Hideout on June 16th at 6pm. If you or your troupe are interested in performing (all proceeds go to the clinic she worked at) please let me know. :) mia.iseman at gmail dot com or find me on facebook.

All are invited to the show, which will sell out, and the rest of all are invited to the party, which Emy requested.

Theme to be announced. Emy's family will be in town for both events and would love to meet you all I'm sure.


Thanks for all your support and kind words on here.
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Postby mia » June 8th, 2012, 7:49 am

Hey, guys. Here is where you can buy tickets to Emy's show. It will be a great time. http://www.hideouttheatre.com/shows/emy ... morialshow

Afterwards, there will be a party at 2506 Weber Ave. Starting around 9pm, come decked out in your best 80s attire. Come one, come all, and if you don't like what's in the keg then BYO.

<3 Let's party. Facebook invite here, if you're into that sort of thing: http://www.facebook.com/events/310626879016967/
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Postby mia » June 15th, 2012, 1:06 pm

Bump! This is tomorrow!
http://www.hideouttheatre.com/shows/emy ... morialshow
And party starts at 9pm.
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