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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

Current Projects
 
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 are available now.

Embarking on a project to declutter her life, Emma comes face to face with boxes of her brother Jacob’s things, which pull her into long-forgotten memories. My Big Brother Fights Monsters is a one-woman show that explores the playwright’s relationship with Jacob, who lost his battle with cancer at just 9 years old, leaving 5-year-old Emmie without her best friend. Now, Emma must ask: if these items don’t spark joy can she thank them and say goodbye, as Marie Kondo suggests, or can they somehow add up to the brother she lost?.

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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. 

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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!