In 2010, Emilio directed “A Mad Tea Party” a lush one night performance inspired by “Alice in Wonderland” at The Royal Tapestry Factory, a manufacturing plant located in Madrid, Spain, which was founded in 1720.
One of his favorite productions as director took place in 2011, when he directed the world-premiere of his own play “Espana SL” in the lobby of the historical Teatro Lara in Madrid. The play was an absurdist farce about the abuse of power and the corruption of the Spanish political class. The show opened only a few weeks before street protesters occupied several squares in Madrid, starting the occupy movements that took the whole world by storm. The cast did a special outdoors performance of the show to entertain the protestors in Plaza de la Opera.
A year later, already settled down in Chicago, Emilio Williams co-directed with Molly Brennan, the bilingual version of “That’s weird, grandma” the classic comedy show by The Barrel of Monkeys. “That’s weird, abuelita” was performed in Logan Square and included humorous dramatization of texts written in Spanish and English by kids from The Chicago Public Schools.