Emily Aboud is a theatre director, a film director and a writer born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, based in London.
She is an associate artist at the Bush Theatre and Artistic Director of Lagahoo Productions. She won the Evening Standard Future Theatre Award in 2021.
She was shortlisted for the Genesis Future Directors Award and the Old Vic 12 2020. She is currently shortlisted for the JMK Award 2020.
Her directing credits include The Fairytale Revolution (Theatre503), Pink Lemonade (Bush Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe 2019), the OFFIE-nominated SPLINTERED, also writer (Bunker Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe 2019, Vault Festival 2020), Exceptional Promise (Bush Theatre), Salty Irina (Ovalhouse), What We Talk About when We (Don't) Talk about Race (Theatre503), Hopes, Dreams or Goldfish (Bunker Theatre) among others.
She has worked with The Gate Theatre, The Bush Theatre, The Hampstead Theatre and Theatre503. She has worked internationally, directing and assistant directing pieces in Trinidad & Tobago as well as throughout the UK.
A teacher and facilitator, she has led workshops for Talawa, GRAEAE and the Bush Theatre. She has also, directed drama school productions at Central School of Speech and Drama, ALRA South and Italia Conti.
She also works as a writer and columnist for the Trinidad Guardian, writing feminist articles under the pseudonym, lagahoo.
She also performs regularly as a drag king, TriniDad & TooGayThough across the UK and Trinidad & Tobago.