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6 MAR 2008

     

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Emjoy Gavino

 

Emjoy Gavino

 

Actor, Singer, Dancer
Based in Chicago, IL


Artist's Stats & Personals

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12-30's
5'3 3/4"
109 lbs
Black
Dark Brown
Mezzo Belter

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June 30
Seattle, WA
Indigo
Harold and Maude
The Apartment

Audrey Hepburn
Jack Lemmon
Ella Fitzgerald
Lea Salonga

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Fuddy Meers
West Side Story

Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Amy Tan
Monk
The Icon Grill
Piano
American Slang

ALTERNATE OCCUPATION:

Wardrobe Mistress
Student

OTHER SPECIAL SKILLS:
Dance training: Tap, Ballet; Works well with children; Double-jointed elbows and one thumb; Judy Garland, Blossom Dearie, and Karen Walker impersonations upon request.


Artist's Bio

On the eve of her eighteenth birthday, Emjoy came to the startling revelation that she could not see herself doing anything but theater. It is not as though she wished it; on the contrary, she knew life would be much easier if she were to join her parents in the vast and magical world of "accounting." Alas, she has become insane. She was bitten by the theatre bug and will live out the rest of her life, suffering in beautiful, artistic, bliss.

Her academic theater career is as varied as the pronounciations of "Suyuan." Seattle Pacific University's program provided her with a multitude of opportunities: As the freakish Pinhead Number Two, Emjoy strove to challenge pinheadian stereotypes aiding fellow freaks like The Elephant Man, yet as a Girl she dared to ask Where Have All the Lightning Bugs Gone?, which she never answered as Elaine Harper, later marrying a bastard amidst Arsenic and Old Lace, whose sins she absolved as Zophar to spite J.B., but as Swift she was proud to make a political statement all over a carton of Marlboros using only Words Words Words. She also was able to improv her way out of a brown paper sack and write touring shows with The University Players.

Outside of SPU, Emjoy was privileged to have worked with various community theaters, including Village Theatre (Lucy in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and Delia in Searching for Y), Taproot Theatre (Toad in A Knight in the Book), Eastside Musical Theater (Featured Dancer and Moth Queen in Babes in Toyland), Book-it Repertory (Chizuko, Mr. Sasaki and Nurse in Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes), The Mae West Fest (Sara Lee in The Squirrel Wife), and ReAct.

Indeed, her life in theater thus far has truly been a blessing, only made more blessed by the gifted people within this community who have taught her so much.

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The Headshot of EMJOY GAVINO

Emjoy Gavino
Photo: David Hiller


ReAct Stagework

Acting Credits
Closer - Ensemble
The Joy Luck Club - Waverly
Wonder of the World (Staged Reading) - McShane Sextuplets
Schoolhouse Rock Live! (2nd Run) - "Dina"
Decade of ReAct - Ensemble
Into the Woods - Cinderella
Aunt Dan & Lemon (Staged Reading) - Mother/June/Flora
The Violet Hour (Staged Reading) - Rosamund
The Violet Hour - Rosamund
The Last Five Years - Catherine (Red Cast)


Artist's Contact Information

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Another Headshot of EMJOY GAVINO

Another headshot of Emjoy
Photo: James Warren

 
 
 

Artist's Photo Gallery

Emjoy in "South Pacific" at Village Theatre
Emjoy with David Wilson and
Leilani Berinobis-Wollam in
South Pacific at Village Theatre.
Photo: David Hsieh.

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