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
Make America Super
On April 27th, Emma's 10-minute play, Make America Super, will be a part of the Lavender Menaces play festival in Chicago.
Tickets are $5 for the virtual production. You can purchase your tickets here.
When: April 27th, 7:30 - 8:30pm CDT
Dancing Light in the Night Sky
On May 5th, Emma's one-act play, Dancing Light in the Night Sky, will be a part of a reading in the park series at Berger Park in Chicago. The readings will require tickets (free) to keep the audience small and safe.
Please contact me if you are interested, and I will reserve your spot!
When: May 5th, 2021 7:00-9:00pm CST
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!