Emily Robinson-Dykstra


Emily Robinson-Dykstra


Emily Robinson is a Chicago-area actor and director who is making her Hoosier Shakes acting debut this season.

Previous acting credits include Ellen Van Oss in Two Rooms, a 2015 Children’s Theatre Ensemble member, Martha Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace, and Gladys and an Accala Warrior in The Lost World (Three Brothers Theatre, Waukegan, IL); Margot Wendice in Dial M for Murder (Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, Cicero, IL); Gina in The Museum of Bad Art Plays: “Gina’s Demons” (Commedia Beauregard, Chicago); Sylvia Bryden in The Boarding House (Citadel Theatre Company, Lake Forest, IL); Kathleen Donnely in And Neither Have I Wings to Fly and Cecily Cardew in a staged reading of The Importance of Being Earnest (Shapeshifters Theatre Company, Chicago); and the Butler, a wife, and a dancer in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Genesis Theatre Project, Athens, OH). She has also appeared as Jennifer in the web series “Kole’s Law,” as Cheryl in the web series “Losers,” in a handful of short films, and as the voice of various characters in the syndicated radio show “Kids Corner.” She is also a company ensemble member, serving on the artistic direction team, for Three Brothers Theatre.

Directing credits include Julius Caesar, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Daddy Daughter Dance (Three Brothers Theatre) and Over the River and Through the Woods (Indiana Wesleyan University).

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts, with emphases in theatre and film, from Indiana Wesleyan University, where she also served on the University Players staff. She completed a semester-long, off-campus film intensive at Los Angeles Film Studies Center, during which time she interned with a talent agency. She also spent a summer as an intern with Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Louisville, KY, as the properties coordinator and was also a member of the run crew and set-building crew.

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