Emily Scott Banks (Lyubov) starred in Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol at Stage West, and directed Stage West’s Life Sucks, Stupid F*cking Bird, An Iliad, and The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence. Her many area directorial credits include the critically acclaimed The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord; The Big Meal and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer for WaterTower Theater, Fix Me, Jesus for Theatre Three; Ladybug, Ladybug Fly Away Home for Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, The Heiress for Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas, Doubt and Wit for Theatre Arlington, and Gee's Bend for African American Repertory Theatre. Emily has won numerous awards for her work, including multiple DFW Critics' Forum Awards for acting and directing, and Best Actress of the Year nods from Dallas Observer, D Magazine, TheaterJones and others. Favorite roles include A Country Life, Our Town, Boeing-Boeing, A Most Dangerous Woman, The Normal Heart, Ghost-Writer, Booth, and two of her all-time favorites - Marley and The Clean House at Stage West. Emily received her BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, has been a student of the Meisner Technique with Terry Martin for over a decade.