12/5/20 - Emily has been cast as Stella in an upcoming virtual reading of Tennesee William's A Streetcar named Desire. The reading is part of Face to Face films' "Theatre, Interrupted" series and will take place at 2:00PM on Saturday, December 5th 2020. Please visit facetofacefilms.net for more information.
10/31/20 - Emily makes her Face to Face Films debut as Martine in Jenny Worton's version of Ingmar Bergman's film, Through A Glass Darkly. The production was directed by Anthony M. Laura.
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Emily is an actor in NYC working in theater, film, television and commercials. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theater and Acting from Temple University where she studied film acting and directing in Temple Los Angeles and Shakespeare in the Temple London Theater Program. She is a former intern of Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. She studies improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade and can currently be seen in virtual play readings by Face to Face Films where she is an ensemble member and creative partner. Emily is a staff comedy writer at Applause, NY and plays guitar, piano, and sings in her free time.
"Emily Tolnay gave a skillfully honed picture of the lack of understanding we all experienced when we first began dealing with the sort of symptoms Karin displayed." - Jan Ewing, Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment
"Adorable, bubbly, scene-stealing" - Triangle Arts Review
"Leads a masterclass in comedy" - Chatham Life and Style
"Showed off her skill as an improviser and comedienne" - RDU On Stage
"Stands out" - BroadwayWorld