Born in 1999, I grew up in San Jose, CA in the East Side San Jose School District with my Dad, George Anthony Goes, my mom, Olivia Bautista Goes, and my sibling, Six, in a biracial household. I am of Filipina and Caucasian decent; I am the daughter of an immigrant. With a natural tendency to be loud, my artistic gatherings began in 2008. My Nana and Papa introduced studying voice with the Brigitte Doss-Johnson, dance with Marie Stinnett, and performing at Children's Musical Theatre San Jose.
My artistic gatherings soon became artistic wanderings as I pursued a BFA in Drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (New Studio on Broadway). There I learned the power of colorblindness. I learned the power of a racialized body. I woke up from my lethargic state of mind and began my journey to understand grace, humility, and self healing.
It took me all of college to legitimize self healing. It started with finally embracing my Filipina-ness and my South Asian-ness. Then it transitioned to being in a constant, internal battle of wanting to fight every institution I was a part of. Recognizing the privilege it is to be able to fight at all, I grew toxically independent and rejected most teachings. I wanted to jump into the dismantling of these oppressive systems, but how could I when I have been perpetuating these systems by whole life. There was a lack of alignment between what I was breathing and what I was dreaming.
Then the pandemic hit. Being alone and able to see my existence independently from any outside influences or structure, was when shit went down. In a wonderful way. Who am I? What am I doing? What do I want to do?
I am Emily Goes. A Mixed Filipina American with the platform, privilege, and power to see and speak. I've taken most of my life trying to join someone else's table, instead of creating and celebrating my own. I currently live in New York City with my husband and life partner, Minh Đỗ. We have made a couple short films under his production company, Bai-Ka, including the international award-winning, Lời Ru, and a creative, visual, dance poem, What That Means to Me. He brings me joy and strength everyday. I am the Director of Digital Marketing and Design at The CRAFT Institute. I am healthy. My family and loved ones are healthy. Health is wealth.
I look forward to fueling the possibilities within storytelling internationally and continuing to be an artist in productive, intersectional, conscious, and system altering ways. I send my love and energy to my Lola with every step I take.
SEPT 2021 - PRESENT
Receptionist, 321 Theatrical Management
I receive and screen all incoming calls and connect them to the appropriate people
Schedule the conference room calendars
Manage conference room technical equipment
Assist all office tenants - including our General Managers - with daily needs
Pick up any projects from our Associate GMs and GM Assistants
October 2020 - PRESENT
Director of Digital Marketing and Design, The CRAFT Institute
Handle the company’s online presence – regularly update the company’s website and various social media accounts
Curate graphics and video trailers for revolutionary courses and mentorship programs for artists of the global majority
Facilitate Youtube live streaming using OBS and Davinci Resolve software
Support Digital Marketing Internship program
Much admiration and appreciation for Monica, Mauricio, Eve, Ciara, and the CRAFT family.
Specific projects HERE.
JAN 2020 - OCT 2021
Social Media Manager, Broadway Bound Theatre Festival
Conduct day-to-day production coordination, planning and implementation across 20 playwrights
Spearheads conceptualization and implementation of marketing campaigns, social media posts and online presence
Run Front of House Management during Sept 7 - Oct 3 run at Theatre Row
Dismantle the current model that Off-Broadway is structured on
Thank you Lenore and Rick for the love, support and guidance.
Specific projects HERE.
SUMMER 2020 - JUNE 2021
East Coast Programming Director, CAAC
Curate culturally inclusive events and programs for students
Partner with like-minded organizations and individuals to host a range of collaborative programming championing advocacy, education and power for all people
Specific events HERE.
Theatre Youth Teacher, Tabard Theatre
Leading children’s summer camps to create a theatrical show and engage in activities and training including improv, monologue work, movement exploration, and theater history to brighten young minds to all that can be in their confident & imaginative future. Thank you Cathy and Joe Cassetta for always seeing so much more in me than I seem to imagine.
SUMMER 2016 - WINTER 2019
Entertainment, Cedar Fair's CA's Great America
For multiple seasons, I was a full time Entertainment Department Performer. Performed in productions: 40 Seasons of Summer (Rookie Performer of the Year), Mistletones, Hot Rhythm Nights, Cable Car Connection.
NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Shanghai Theatre Academy