Emilio Rodriguez is a theatre artist who began his career at the age of 2 performing one-kid adaptations of The Wizard of Oz in his parents' living room using a broom, a funnel, and his mama's high heels. Since then, he got his degree in theatre from U.C. Irvine and went on to pursue acting, directing and playwriting. He has taught theatre at Monster Box Theatre, Mumford High School, Cranbrook Summer Theatre Camp, Living Arts Detroit, Detroit Wolftrap, and West Hills. He has also guest taught at the University of Michigan and the University of Houston.
Emilio has directed for companies like Shakespeare in Detroit, Two Muses Theatre, and Black and Brown Theatre for which he is the current Artistic Director. His play Swimming While Drowning was featured in the anthology Scenes for Latinx Actors: Voices of the New American Theatre and it will have it's 6th professional production this December at Cara Mia Theatre in Dallas, Texas.