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Emily Rankin is an actor, director, and artist who specializes in immersive performance. She currently lives and works in New Mexico, and is represented by South West Artist Group. For the past two decades she's explored the world of theatre and film production extensively. During her years spent in Austin, Texas, she helped bring to life shows like Whirligig Theatre's Deus Ex Machina, a choose-your-own-adventure based on the Oresteia, and Penfold Theatre's Murder on the Rails, a murder mystery series performed aboard the Austin Steam Train. With Meason Wiley, she co-created and developed Verstehen, an improvisational performance series for sound and live painting that toured the west coast in 2017. For the past five years, she's worked with Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, New Mexico, both as a performer and stage manager in The House of Eternal Return and OmegaMart and as a Project Manager for Meow Wolf's Interactive division. In 2019, she directed "The Garage," a Meow Wolf performance which featured five unique Magic Leap headset experiences and a company of ten actors. The piece made Forbes' list of the Top 35 XR Installations of 2019.