Emma is a British theatre-maker, now living in Philadelphia. She has an MA in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Southampton. In the UK she worked as an actress and a freelance journalist for The Guardian Newspaper. She moved to Philadelphia in 2006 and has worked with many local companies, most recently performing in the Barrymore-nominated production of Perfect Blue. She teaches theatre at The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, PA and was the founding producing artistic director of Tiny Dynamite (www.tinydynamite.org).
Her plays have been selected, developed, read or performed at The Pittsburgh Public Theatre, 2020 PlayPenn Conference, Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival, Spooky Action Theatre Company, Miranda Theatre Company NYC, Dreamcatchers Rep and Digital Theatre. She was recently announced as the winner of The Pittsburgh Public Theater’s inaugural new play competition. She has been a finalist and a semi-finalist for The O'Neill New Play Conference, a finalist for Kitchen Dog’s New Works Festival 2020, a finalist for Premiere Stages at Keane 2020, a semi-finalist for Ashland New Plays 2021 and The Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2021. She was in the top 100 for the Verity Bargate Award at The Soho Theatre, UK, and on the long list for The International Playwriting Award with Theatre 503, UK. Her Poetry has been published by Willowdown Books (Poems from the Lockdown) and Indolent Books (What Rough Beast).