As a playwright, dramaturg, and actor I have a passion for new work. I am excited by new works that take risks and push boundaries, bringing stories to the stage that don’t usually have a platform. I am particularly interested in telling stories centering around women. There are not enough complicated women onstage, and we deserve to be seen in all our wonderful complexity. We also deserve to be seen in all our diversity. Feminism must be intersectional and putting more white women onstage is not good enough. I have recently moved to Chicago after graduating Summa Cum Laude from Ball State University to pursue a career in theatre.
I want you to feel what I felt.
I want you to know why story-truth is truer sometimes than happening-truth."
- Tim O'Brien
My Big Brother Fights Monsters with Rogue Theatre Festival
Emma's solo show, My Big Brother Fights Monsters, will be performed on July 2nd, 2022 at The Players Theatre in Greenwich Village in NY as part of the Rogue Theatre Festival.
Tickets will be available beginning June 7th through Rogue Theatre Festival.
This solo show explores Emma's relationship with her brother, Jacob, who lost his battle with cancer at just 9 years old, leaving Emma without her big brother and best friend. But, death doesn't end a relationship, and when Emma tries to Marie Kondo her life, she comes face to face with boxes full of unresolved emotions from her childhood.
Katalin Karikó: The Woman Who Saved the World from COVID-19
This 90 minute play follows Katalin Karikó through her 20 years of fighting for the chance to make a difference. No one believes in her mRNA-based gene therapy. No one will publish her papers or give her the grant money she needs, until she becomes the unlikely hero of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now we’re listening.
Publications and Podcasts
Emma's 10-minute play, To Fix A Dinosaur, is featured in an anthology titled, American Theatre in the Twenty-First Century, published by Future Publishing House. This anthology is available for purchase online here. Order before December 1st for free shipping!
Emma's monologue, On the Tracks, was published in the PlayGround Experiment's Faces of America anthology. This anthology is available for purchase online here, or in-store at Shakespeare & Co. in New York, NY.
A portion of the proceeds for every book purchased will go to the ACLU.
Emma's 10-minute play, To Fix A Dinosaur, was featured on an episode of the Lights Up! podcast by the Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga. Tune in for a wonderful reading and an interview with Emma about the play!