Emma S. Rund

Emma S. Rund

BS in theatrical studies, playwriting/dramaturgy from Ball State University

Royalties for all plays can be negotiated.
Contact: emmarund@gmail.com

Plays

  • Rosemary & Time
    Rosemary & Time is the story of a woman struggling with early-onset Alzheimer’s. When her daughters come home for Thanksgiving she is forced to face the fact that she is losing her grip on reality. Experiencing Act 1 from Rosemary’s perspective, the audience goes along for the ride as she forgets recipes, names, and faces. Rosemary will eventually have to ask herself, is she made up of her memories or is...
    Rosemary & Time is the story of a woman struggling with early-onset Alzheimer’s. When her daughters come home for Thanksgiving she is forced to face the fact that she is losing her grip on reality. Experiencing Act 1 from Rosemary’s perspective, the audience goes along for the ride as she forgets recipes, names, and faces. Rosemary will eventually have to ask herself, is she made up of her memories or is she still herself when all her memories are gone? When the time comes, will Rosemary be able to let go?
  • Personal Library
    Have you ever wanted to escape from the real world for a while by diving into a story? Megan does it all the time. In fact, she never leaves her house, living vicariously through books and speaking only to her best friend, Claire. When her concerned ex-boyfriend shows up at the door, he unearths the trauma that forced Megan inside in the first place. Over the course of the play, she has to navigate that...
    Have you ever wanted to escape from the real world for a while by diving into a story? Megan does it all the time. In fact, she never leaves her house, living vicariously through books and speaking only to her best friend, Claire. When her concerned ex-boyfriend shows up at the door, he unearths the trauma that forced Megan inside in the first place. Over the course of the play, she has to navigate that frightening place between reality and fantasy to find a way to survive in the real world.

    With Jonah back in her life, Megan's escapes into her fantasy worlds are getting darker. Captain, the monster from her past, is showing up more and more frequently, and she's powerless to stop him. Claire and Jonah are trying to introduce her back into the outside world, but ulterior motives lead them to push too hard too fast. The results might be catastrophic.
  • The Bushwick Girls
    In 2017, a young Dreamer uncovers the history of the house she lives in and embarks on a project to share the story of immigrants over generations, much to the chagrin of her landlady. In 1949 in the same house, four young women overcome their differences to fight for the house that has become their home. This is a story of a series of unlikely companions, overcoming prejudices to learn from each other and work together to enact change.
  • To Fix a Dinosaur
    Two strangers running from their realities collide in a hospital stairwell. A lovingly constructed Lego dinosaur crashes to the ground between them and shatters. Can they fix the dinosaur, and in doing so, can they help each other turn and face their fears?
  • On The Tracks
    Sadie, a recent college graduate, stepped right on the dating train as soon as she arrived in Chicago, and she quickly learned a few things: the train moves fast, it stops often, and if you’re not holding onto something it will knock you on your ass. After a particularly terrible date, Sadie confides in a stranger across the tracks. As she reflects on the past year of terrible and wonderful dates, Sadie might...
    Sadie, a recent college graduate, stepped right on the dating train as soon as she arrived in Chicago, and she quickly learned a few things: the train moves fast, it stops often, and if you’re not holding onto something it will knock you on your ass. After a particularly terrible date, Sadie confides in a stranger across the tracks. As she reflects on the past year of terrible and wonderful dates, Sadie might learn more about herself than she bargained for.
  • The Goddess and The Girl
    Robyn sits alone in her room after the worst has just happened. Three figures from Greek mythology, Persephone, Artemis, and Daphne, appear to her and help her deal with the aftermath of her sexual assault because nobody understands it better than women in Greek mythology.
  • My Brother Is...
    "My Brother Is..." is an autobiographical one-woman show that explores the meaning my deceased brother's childhood possessions hold for me. Why do we hold on to these things, if they do not and can never add up to the people or memories we lost?
  • It All Comes Out
    Margaret Howard is 23 years old, living on her own in Perth, Australia. Back home in Indiana her mother, Beth, tends to her home, her husband and her faith. Maggie and Beth maintain their relationship over the phone, but Maggie is hiding something. When Maggie meets the love of her life, Rose Curtis, she must finally tell her very Catholic parents that she’s gay. A coming out story with a twist, It All Comes...
    Margaret Howard is 23 years old, living on her own in Perth, Australia. Back home in Indiana her mother, Beth, tends to her home, her husband and her faith. Maggie and Beth maintain their relationship over the phone, but Maggie is hiding something. When Maggie meets the love of her life, Rose Curtis, she must finally tell her very Catholic parents that she’s gay. A coming out story with a twist, It All Comes Out is about love, religion, and forgiveness. What comes first: religion or family, and what happens when you and your loved ones disagree? A stage split between their two living rooms provides a window into the beginning of a new relationship, and the possible end of an old one.
  • Make America Super
    Two women meet at the bus stop on the morning after the election, and they discover they both woke up with superpowers.
  • Spare Tire
    A blown tire. A lonely country road. Five best friends, and one of them is a murderer. On their way to festivities and fun on fall break, these five friends blow a tire and find themselves stranded. While one friend calls for help, another drops dead. The remaining four are forced to navigate these terrifying questions head on: Do you know your friends as well as you think you do? What happens when something...
    A blown tire. A lonely country road. Five best friends, and one of them is a murderer. On their way to festivities and fun on fall break, these five friends blow a tire and find themselves stranded. While one friend calls for help, another drops dead. The remaining four are forced to navigate these terrifying questions head on: Do you know your friends as well as you think you do? What happens when something snaps? Where is the line between ambition and insanity?
  • Two Mermaids in a Catholic Bathroom
    Best friends, Abby and Eleanor, discover maybe they’re more than friends in the bathroom of their Catholic high school.