Lilac Emery-Haynes

Class of 2024


Lilac Emery-Haynes spent her formative years in London, England, frolicking in the overgrown wildness of Hampstead Heath – until at the age of six she was whisked away to Los Angeles, California with her family. After moving to this new place with no rain, she found herself struggling to fit into her new community. Luckily, her father, who introduced her to the wonders of Julie Andrews when she was but a wee babe, came to the rescue and signed her up to do community theater, and thus her passion found its outlet. From that point on, Lilac has taken on any performing opportunity that has come her way. 

She has learned so much during her time at CMU, through rigorous class work and the opportunity to play roles such as the charismatic Marianne in Nick Payne’s Constellations, the passionate Medea in Medea, and the questioning F in Christopher Chen’s Passage. She found creativity through Playground, granting her the opportunity to display her love for film and cinematography in writing and directing her first short film, Brioche. She also had the opportunity to study abroad at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Musical Theater, which has led to a lot of reflection and observation about the artist she was when she began in 2020 and who she is now – shocking herself with her eagerness and fearlessness to fail and try anything.

Lilac loves her friends and family fiercely; it is important to her to find time to be in nature and go on adventures with them. She has always loved to sing and it is one of the things that makes her feel the most like herself (allegedly she was harmonizing in thirds at the age of two, allegedly). Her main goal through performance is to make people question the way things are, tell new stories, and inspire others to express themselves creatively and make art. 

Thank you to my loved ones, I wouldn’t be where I am today without your support and encouragement. 

Production Photos

Film Work

Lilac Emery-Haynes – "How Glory Goes" by Adam Guettel

Lilac Emery-Haynes & Susana Cordón – "Thoroughbreds" by Cory Finley

Lilac Emery-Haynes & Nate Kelderman - "Daisy Jones and the Six" by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber

Showcase Video Production Team

Producer/Director/Editor: Randy Kovitz

Onsite Coordinator / Camera Dep: Aimee Thomas

Production Designer / HMU (Hair and Makeup): Olivia Curry

Audio Dept / Grip / PA: Andrew Lee

Production Coordinator / Grip / PA: Katie Kirk

Grip / Electric / PA / Slate / Script Supervision: Travis Roy Rogers, Lukas Jarvi