Emma DeCorsey
actor, singer & general re-interpretive artist


bio

Emma DeCorsey has quickly established herself as one of the most unique and innovative young actresses on the New York theatre and independent film scene. Often compared to the young Helena Bonham Carter or Jennifer Jason Leigh (and funny enough to garner Tina Fey references, too), her remarkable range and commitment has captured the attention of New York’s most adventurous playwrights and directors.

In 2013 she debuted her long-awaited alt-cabaret set, TRUE LOVE AIN’T TOO HARD TO SEE at Dixon Place, and it will play The Duplex on December 8th. Theatre appearances included 400 PARTS PER MILLION with Blessed Unrest and Jedidiah Clarke’s BACK WITH FIRE III at Stage Left. She can also be seen in several new installments of the webseries FIRST WORLD problem, and the upcoming film THE LAST 48. Previous theatre credits include Tom Cole and Lovett/Codagnone’s ADJUSTED BY ADDITION at the Clocktower Gallery, THE INTRUDER at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and Tennessee Williams’ TALK TO ME LIKE THE RAIN at LaMaMa ETC. Her diverse résumé includes Dream Laurie in OK! (Oklahoma) directed by Daniel Fish, Hermione in ORESTES directed by JoAnne Akalaitis, Willie in THIS PROPERTY IS CONDEMNED, and M in CRAVE.

As a singer, she is currently the backing vocalist for At The Moment and has performed alongside Daniel Stampfel, the Western Caravan, and George Gilmore. She has fronted the on-again, off-again avant-country rock band I Am The Polish Army since 2005. 

Emma holds a BA from Bard College. She also trained at the Moscow Art Theatre School, and in London with Edward Petherbridge. She was born in Santiago, Chile and grew up in the same Wisconsin town that native Willem Dafoe refuses to discuss.