Emmanuel Aprilakis is a PhD candidate in Classics at Rutgers University. His dissertation, “The Figure of the Koryphaios in Ancient Drama,” explores all aspects of the chorus leader on the ancient stage, including their selection, appearance, role, function, and performance. He is interested in the soundscapes of ancient plays and particularly the ability of the choral voice to break the fourth wall and to give agency to typically marginalized groups. In addition to close reading of dramatic texts, Emmanuel employs autopsy of ancient sites and has received support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, and Fulbright (Bulgaria-Greece) to study the architecture and acoustics of theater spaces across the Mediterranean. He also works on the theater masks of ancient Corinth.