Alumni husband and wife team Olivia Emile ('03), who studied dance and theatre, and Patrick Emile, who studied music composition, saw their musical As We Lie Still performed off Broadway at the New York Musical Theatre Festival this summer.
The couple wrote the show, with Olivia Emile acting and Patrick Emile composing the music and lyrics.
The musical tells the story of a magician who is trying to make a comeback after his assistant was accidentally killed onstage during a trick. The show was workshopped at Nouveau 47 Theatre in Dallas and Western Kentucky University. Olivia Emile hopes to continue developing the show for other theatres to produce.
"UNT provided a place for my technical and artistic training under some very talented teachers," she says.