Emily Preis is a proud citizen of the Osage Nation as well as a New York City-based maker, performer, and organizer who loves any opportunity to explore the incredible power of storytelling and community sharing.
Since receiving her BFA from NYU Tisch’s Experimental Theatre Wing, she has collaborated with her advisor, Mauricio Salgado, to turn her thesis, Performance as an Act for Tribal Sovereignty, into a Theatre Studies course now offered at NYU.
For her work as an actress, she was named one of the finalists for Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program’s inaugural Misty Upham Award for Young Native Actors.
Select credits include: Lovely Dark & Deep (Broadway Podcast Network), Fairly Traceable (American Bar Association) Tree Tales (Prospect Theater), Your Good Friend Jay Silverheels (YIPAP), Bingo Hall (AICH), When Farah Cries (Borderlight International Theater Festival).
She has worked administratively as an assistant to Iakowi:he’ne’ Oakes and alongside Ty Defoe, Tanis Parenteau, and Ryan Opalanietet Pierce, to produce several Native plays as part of Carnegie Hall’s Voices of Hope festival.
Emily hopes to continue to explore ways to build community and challenge harmful narratives through performance.
Emily is signed to Take 3 Talent Agency.
△Yale Young Native
Actor Award Finalist
Past Performances & Clips
'The Lovely Dark - Ep 103'
by Deborah Zoe Laufer, directed by Charles Goforth