Emma Jaster is an internationally trained director, choreographer, and facilitator based in the U.S.  She has led projects with U-Theatre in Taiwan, the Natanakairali Institute in India, Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, LaMama’s Directors’ Symposium, and the Grotowski-based Teatr Zar in Poland.  She has been granted artist residencies at ODC in San Francisco, HERE Arts and BAX in NYC, and artist fellowships from the DCCAH and the Asian Cultural Council. She has led workshops at IDEO, MoMA, Cornell Tech, University of Louisville, and Georgetown University in everything from body language to play.  She is the founder and director of the international artist residency @mamaisamaker. Grounding her life practice in social justice and the cultivation of peace, she believes in the power of art to help us listen more deeply and love more openly.