Christine Stoddard's "The Merry Princess"
as read by Emily Dalton
Emily Dalton is a VCU Alum with her B.F.A. in Theatre Performance. After graduation she disappeared for awhile into the real world of rent, life, money (or lack thereof) as every post-college grad tends to do - there was much retreating into the imagination, sweating and meditating in hot-room yoga classes, and finding of new ways to express herself (don't worry, no drug experiments). Now she's picked the whole "big dream" idea off the floor, dusted is off, and is actively pursuing her acting, voice-over, and directing career in her hometown of Charlottesville, VA. Previously she has taken part in several Shafer Street Theatre performances at VCU, including directing two shows, "Harvey" by Mary Chase and "And Baby Makes Seven" by Paula Vogel. Currently she is directing "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" at the Four County Players Theatre, to be performed in April. Also she is playing Lilli/ Kate in PlayOn's production of "Kiss Me Kate." In March 2011, she will be joining in with the 2011 VCU Seniors to perform with them in their NYC Actors Connection Showcase. As for the finding-herself and the oh-my-god-this-is-the-real-world issue, Emily is simply approaching every day with this Baz Luhrman quote: "A Life lived in fear is a life half-lived."