Meet the cast: Emily Kron of 'As You Like It'

by John Moore | Sep 29, 2015
Emily Kron as Phoebe in the DCPA Theatre Company's 'As You Like It.' Photo credit: Adams Visual Communications.Emily Kron as Phoebe in the DCPA Theatre Company's 'As You Like It.' Photo credit: Adams Visual Communications.


Kron, Emily_August2015At the Theatre Company: Debut. Other recent credits include: Othello (Playhouse On Park), Into the Woods (Northern Stage), The Baker’s Wife (Mac-Haydn), The Europeans (Atlantic Theater), Red Light Winter (Primary Stages), Trouble Tales (Williamstown Theater Festival), Spelling Bee (Playhouse on Park), Cabaret (Playhouse on Park), The Last Five Years (Westchester SB), Gardenplays (NYTW), Sweet Tooth (Cherry Lane Theater), These Seven Sicknesses (EPBB). Emily has her own band where she’s performed renowned venues such as 54 Below, The Highline Ballroom, The Metropolitan Room, The Bitter End and more. Training: BA, Middlebury College. Visit her web site at Emilykron.com

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MEET EMILY KRON
Phoebe in As You Like It
  • Hometown: New York
  • College: Middlebury College (Vermont)
  • What was the role that changed your life? Playing Charity in Sweet Charity my junior year of high school. I know because I still have recurring anxiety dreams about not knowing the lyrics for her songs and having to make them up on stage. If nothing else, my subconscious points to it being a watershed moment. In reality, though, it was one of those experiences where you realize there is something that makes you feel the most alive in this world. And for me, it was being on stage as that character, and then, forever after.
  • Why are you an actor? You get to experience yourself through the lens of another person and, by doing so, discover more about who you are and how you connect with the world. The goal as an actor is to share that channeling and discovery with an audience, who in turn also get to access, relate and plunge into the depths of self-discovery.
  • What would you be doing for a career if you weren’t an actor? I’d be a doctor. Because my dad would want me to.
  • Judi DenchIdeal scene partner: Judi Dench, specifically in the role of Sally Bowles in Cabaret at the West End. She is one of the most chilling, moving, profoundly talented people to watch on film, and I would kill to see and experience her on stage (in a musical, no less!) To me, she epitomizes presence and what it means to truly listen. She’s also a dame, so that’s a plus.
  • Why does this play matter? As You Like It is one of Shakespeare’s coolest plays because he really experiments with poetry and prose and alternates between them throughout. Half of the play is actually written in iambic pentameter (metrical structure) while the rest is written in prose (no metrical structure). So, to the ear, the language is a journey within itself - challenging, varied and enjoyable. I also think tonally this play is unique because, although it is considered a comedy, to me, it really falls under the more complex umbrella of a dramedy. It spans the emotional spectrum and exploring not only topics of love, but questions of rejection, loneliness, identity and abandonment. (Don’t worry, though; it’s mainly funny!)
  • What do you hope the audience gets out of As You Like It? I would love for the audience to experience the wonder of the language. To  to follow the real, accessible character trajectories and experiences, while still being lifted up into the magical realm of Shakespeare’s writing.
  • Finish this sentence: "All I want is ... " to discover and share.
More 2015-16 'Meet the Cast' profiles:
Adeoye, the Cheshire Cat in Lookingglass Alice
Molly Brennan, the Red Queen in Lookingglass Alice
Kevin Douglas, the White Rabbit in Lookingglass Alice
Micah Figueroa, understudy in Lookingglass Alice
Maurice Jones, Orlando in As You Like It
Geoffrey Kent, Actor, Assistant Director and Fight Director in As You Like It
Samuel Taylor, the White Knight in Lookingglass Alice
Matt Zambrano, Touchstone in As You Like It
Lindsey Noel Whiting, Alice in Lookingglass Alice


As You Like It: Ticket information

  • Sept. 25-Nov. 1
  • Presented by the DCPA Theatre Company
  • Space Theatre
  • 303-893-4100 or BUY ONLINE
  • TTY: 303-893-9582
  • Groups of 15 or more: 303-446-4829
  • Also: Purchase in person at The Denver Center Ticket Office, located at the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex lobby. Buy and print online at Denvercenter.org.

  • Please be advised that the Denver Center for the Performing Arts – denvercenter.org – is the only authorized online ticket provider for 'As You Like It.'

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    As You Like It opens: A woman's woman in a man's world
    As You Like It begins rehearsals: 'Literally, watch it bloom'
    Costume corner: Letting it all go in the Arden Forest
    Shakespeare's largest female role might surprise you: It's Rosalind
    Casting announced for Theatre Company's fall shows
    DCPA Theatre Company giddily going down rabbit hole in 2015-16
    Official show page

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