Emily Aboud is a theatre director, a film director and a writer born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, based in London.
After earning a scholarship to study sciences, she enrolled at the University of Edinburgh to read Mechanical Engineering. She was then accepted for a Masters Degree in Theatre Directing at Mountview, despite having never had the opportunity to study drama in the Caribbean - the first engineering student (and Caribbean woman) to do so.
She is an associate artist at the Bush Theatre and Artistic Director of Lagahoo Productions.
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 Pink Lemonade (Gate 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 ALRA South and Central School of Speech and Drama.
She also works as a writer and columnist for the Trinidad Guardian, writing feminist articles under the pseudonym, lagahoo.