As a playwright, dramaturg, and actor I have a passion for ambitious, thought-provoking new work. All three of my passions stem from my desire to make the world a more empathetic place. 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 happenening-truth.".

- Tim O'Brien

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Wayward Sisters Theatre Ensemble: Workshopping Women's Voices

Emma will continue developing her full-length play, The Bushwick Girls, with the Wayward Sisters Theatre Ensemble in January 2021. More info to come.

Publications and Podcasts

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!