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Meet TwitterFest Winner #1: Emily Ambash

Posted August 28th, 2009

“About to become a voice in the dark with EgoPo. ‘Imagine a whiff of that . . . Ah you you remember.’ Rehearsal is almost here! #LiveArtsFringe”

Emily Ambrash, as @mooseonski, wins our first contest! Her tweet was a bit mysterious, a bit behind the scenes, and piqued our desire to learn more.

The sun’s definitely been shining on Emily. She just found out she was hired as a marketing intern for the Wilma Theater, further enmeshing her in Philadelphia’s dramatic kudzu.

A 2008 graduate of Bryn Mawr College, Emily acted in numerous productions and developed a particular love for Samuel Beckett. Lucky for her, EgoPo needed a last-minute fill-in for their Philly Fringe show Company. Emily writes:

“Last week, a theater mailing list I’m on ran a posting saying that EgoPo was looking for an immediate replacement actor. Monday, I auditioned; Tuesday, I got the part; and Wednesday was my first grueling rehearsal, which was rigorous physically, vocally, and mentally. As a Beckett enthusiast, I can think of no other show better suited to be my first ‘real’ acting opportunity—and working with Lane Savadove is a very exciting opportunity for me. We open next week and I know we have a lot of work to do before then.

“During the show I will be playing one of fifteen
angels. Each angel will be responsible for manipulating and invigorating the aural and sensory experience of two audience members, who will lie on their back blindfolded in the dark.”

On one of her days off from Company, Emily’s excited to use her free tickets to hit up STORE.

And don’t miss your shot at a pair of tickets to a Live Arts show of your choice! If you use Twitter and are tweeting about the Festival, tag your tweets with #LiveArtsFringe. Best tweet wins—and every Thursday(ish, I know we were late this week, but we’ll really try to let you know on Thursdays) now through the Festival we’re giving away a pair.

Having heard she won the tickets, another tweet from Emily came through the ether:

“This is the luckiest week of my life. Ever. And none of it would be possible without Philly theater. #LiveArtsFringe”

–Nicholas Gilewicz

Photo courtesy of Emily Ambash.