Emma Deane is a NYC based Indigenous lighting designer enrolled in The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation. She is a recent MFA graduate of Yale School of Drama whose latest credits include Mary Kathryn Nagle's Manahatta at Yale Repertory Theater and Jeremy O. Harris' YELL: A "DOCUMENTARY" OF MY TIME HERE. Yale School of Drama credits include Reykjavík, Trouble in Mind, shakespeare’s as u like it and Romeo and Juliet. Her Yale Cabaret credits include Little Boy/Little Man, Burn Book, The Light Fantastic, This Sweet Affliction, Mud, The Guadalupes, WOLF/ALICE and Camille: A Tearjerker. Prior Chicago design credits include The Adventures of Robin Hood, Pinocchio: A Folk Musical & Fog Island (Filament Theatre); Proof, As You Like It (North Park University); The Amish Project, Still (Interrobang Theatre Project); Hitler on the Roof, Hand in Hand & Nothing of Me (Akvavit Theatre); Scarcity, The Seedbed (Redtwist Theatre); The Woman in Black (Wildclaw); Fight City (The Factory); Buddy Cop 2 (Pavement Group); and associate lighting design on The Nutcracker (The House Theater). Additional credits include work with Court Theatre, The Goodman, Albany Park Theater Project, Steppenwolf Theater Company, Northlight Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Victory Gardens, Shakespeare Academy at Stratford, The Actors Gymnasium, and The Gannon Center for Women and Leadership. She holds a MFA from Yale School of Drama and a BA in English from Loyola University Chicago.