“The art of making art is putting it together…art isn’t easy, every minor detail is a major decision, have to keep things in scale, have to hold to your vision.”—Stephen Sondheim
Art isn’t easy. I live that reality every single day.
My name is Emmy Potter, and I’m an actor living in New York City. I grew up in the Midwest where I learned to be as friendly and polite as possible and appreciate carbohydrates and things covered in gravy and/or cheese. My father is a theatre professor at a local university there, my mother has a theatre degree, and my brother is an artist/filmmaker living in Los Angeles, so I guess you could say I come by my artistic pursuits naturally.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Music degree in music theatre from Oklahoma City University in 2011, I moved to the Big Apple. I’m not sure how I feel about being in my late twenties, and I watch way too much PBS for someone my age, but I’d still say I’m pretty well-adjusted. Self-deprecation is one of my favorite hobbies along with all things Harry Potter, Doctor Who, bicycling, writing, and going to the movies. I also am one of those people who go to the library a lot…for fun.
If you have a comment, question, or cool recommendation of something you think I should check out, don’t hesitate to make your mark on one of my comment boards.
May the force be with you,