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Emily Haase

Adjunct Instructor of Theatre

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Campus: McNichols Campus
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Phone: 313-578-0434
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  • Master of Fine Arts in Acting from California State University, Fullerton
  • Bachelor of Fine arts in theatre from University of Detroit Mercy


Emily Haase '98, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from the University of Detroit Mercy and an Master of Fine Arts in Acting from California State University, Fullerton. She acted in the first play performed at The Planet Ant Theatre (“The Praying Mantis”), and was a member of Theatre Neo in Hollywood, Calif. She has experience on stage and in front of the camera, and has attended voice, movement and acting workshops in St. Petersburg and Moscow. While on the stage at University of Detroit Mercy, she received nominations for an Oakland County Press Theatre Awards Best Musical Performance and Best Supporting Actress from The Detroit Free Press.

Haase has instructed voice and movement to adults at a Meisner technique school in Los Angelis, has been a classroom teacher, an after-school instructor, and an educator in non-profits working to infuse programs with elements of creative arts to improve academic performance. As the director of the Youth for Arts program at Camp Fire USA Orange County, Calif, she wrote and produced plays with student actors. As the director of Literacy at STAR Education, she trained teachers to use techniques of drama in instruction, and introduced improvisational games as tools for teaching language arts skills.

She has nine years of experience teaching acting for the camera in Los Angeles, where she met the eventual founder of Acting Out New York--now she spends parts of each summer as a guest artist facilitating week-long movie camps for kids and teens.

Returning to the University of Detroit Mercy to teach with some of the very people who inspired her career as an undergraduate is a great point of pride for Haase. She feels strongly that The Theatre Company gave her the essential tools of an actor, and it's her honor and privilege to share those tools with new actors.

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