Emmy writes plays about women, mental health, pop culture, and what it means to come of age. A friend once described her work as "cutesy, but hella deep".
She was a part of Fresh Ground Pepper's inaugural Process Accountability Lab, and is an Artist in Residence with First Kiss Theater for their 2021 season. She is published in the anthology Evil Genius: Monsters on Stage (introduction by Julie Taymor), and her work has been performed at various off-off Broadway venues and zoom screens throughout the world. She is still not sure what her favorite font to write in is, but she hopes her plays make you feel less alone.
Kitty is a fifteen year old girl who, after being uprooted in the middle of the year, finds comfort and control in vlogging and the internet. But as her viewers increase, so do her mother's stage-mom tendencies--and what happens when Kitty makes a real life friend who wants to be in a video with her?
Digital production in residency with First Kiss Theatre, October 2020 (directed by Terry Kitagawa)
Workshopped at The Producer's Club, March 2017 (directed by Terry Kitagawa)
Sometimes we think things that aren't true. Sometimes we think things that are true. Sometimes we try to think our way out of true things. A monologue inspired by monsters and self-help books.
Collected in the anthology Evil Genius: Monsters on Stage, edited by Michael Dixon with an introduction by Julie Taymor.
Available at The Drama Bookshop and on Amazon
WJRX, Springfield's local TV station, is presenting their one-night, primetime special. Tune into UNMARRIED MAN and watch our hometown hunk find local love. But can true love really be found on primetime television? UNMARRIED MAN is a fun, female-driven parody of The Bachelor.
Co-written with Alice Nora.
Blood Countess is a short play about Elisabeth Bathory, a Hungarian Countess accused of being a serial killer who bathed in the blood of her victims. Rather than depicting the murders, Blood Countess uses Brechtian and film noir techniques to explore the aftermath. Did Elisabeth truly kill these girls, and if so, why? And how does her being a woman, a widow, and a figure of power figure into it?
Developed at Skidmore College, Spring 2016
Presented at Manhattan Repertory Theatre August 2016 (directed by Rebecca Rovezzi)