Emma is a British theatre-maker, now living in Philadelphia. She has an MA in Creative and Critical Writing and has worked as an actress, journalist, director, teacher and producer. She moved to Philadelphia in 2006 and was the founding producing artistic director of Tiny Dynamite (www.tinydynamite.org). She also teaches Theatre at The Shipley School.


Her plays have been selected, developed, read or performed at The Pittsburgh Public Theatre, PlayPenn Conference, Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival, Spooky Action Theater, Miranda Theatre Company, Dreamcatchers Rep, Wordsmyth Theater, Vivid Stage, Panndora Productions, Valdez Theatre Conference, and Digital Theatre. She was the winner of The Pittsburgh Public Theater’s inaugural new play competition in 2021. She has been a finalist and a semi-finalist for The O'Neill New Play Conference (2021, 2020), a finalist for the Blue Ink award with American Blues Theater (2022), a finalist for Headwaters at Creede Rep 2021, a finalist for Kitchen Dog’s New Works Festival 2020, a finalist for the Henley Rose New Play Competition 2021, a semi-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. 

Photography by Kate Raines at Plate 3