Emily Krause

Emily Krause

Emily Krause is a Brooklyn-based playwright, actor, and songwriter originally from Portland, Oregon. Her work has been read or developed with the Great Plains Theatre Conference, Exquisite Corpse Company, the Playwriting Collective, the Bechdel Group, The Hearth, and TinyRhino. Her play SOMETHING FOR THE FISH recently had its premiere production at the Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn. She is...
Emily Krause is a Brooklyn-based playwright, actor, and songwriter originally from Portland, Oregon. Her work has been read or developed with the Great Plains Theatre Conference, Exquisite Corpse Company, the Playwriting Collective, the Bechdel Group, The Hearth, and TinyRhino. Her play SOMETHING FOR THE FISH recently had its premiere production at the Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn. She is currently a playwright-in-residence with Exquisite Corpse Company, where she'll be developing work independently and collaboratively for the next two years (!!!). Her newest play, ARE YOU HAPPY NOW? will have a workshop reading at the Tank this April. BA: Whitman College.

Plays

  • ARE YOU HAPPY NOW? a play with 3 Mashas
    Three miserable women named Masha search for the meaning in their empty lives in a rapid-fire game of anywhere would be better than here. The Mashas question their purpose, their desire, and their avoidance tactics as over and over again they find themselves stuck in a life they don’t want. ARE YOU HAPPY NOW? is a play about a generation born into a dream that wasn’t theirs, about women born into boxes that are...
    Three miserable women named Masha search for the meaning in their empty lives in a rapid-fire game of anywhere would be better than here. The Mashas question their purpose, their desire, and their avoidance tactics as over and over again they find themselves stuck in a life they don’t want. ARE YOU HAPPY NOW? is a play about a generation born into a dream that wasn’t theirs, about women born into boxes that are too small and too square, about anyone born with a brain that never shuts off. It's got some songs, and some anger, and some anxiety. It's a 21st century existential crisis, but hopefully a hopeful one.

    How do you find happiness in a world that doesn't give a shit about you?
  • SOMETHING FOR THE FISH
    A fisherman in a small coastal town dreams of mass marine extinction, and hauls in empty traps each day. A prodigal son returns, looking for answers. Three young women are beginning to change form, and nobody is talking about it. And yes, some time in the past, on a particularly cold midnight, a woman walked into the sea. It has happened before... SOMETHING FOR THE FISH is a play about people on the verge of...
    A fisherman in a small coastal town dreams of mass marine extinction, and hauls in empty traps each day. A prodigal son returns, looking for answers. Three young women are beginning to change form, and nobody is talking about it. And yes, some time in the past, on a particularly cold midnight, a woman walked into the sea. It has happened before... SOMETHING FOR THE FISH is a play about people on the verge of enormous change, and the transformative (or, transfiguring) power of grief.
  • POSITIVE
    Two womxn in a bathroom wrestle with being mediocre people. The girl in the middle stall wrestles with an applicator-less tampon.
  • We Were Always Our Own Thing
    Ais and Thalia are en route to Ais' brother's funeral when they crash-land on a deserted island, with only each other and their pineapple for company. There's a song, there's a sudden change in weather, there's an impromptu burial, there are frozen margaritas.
  • THROUGHOUTIVENESS
    Elise's old man is dead, the son-of-a-bitch. Nate and Hazel have joined her in the middle of nowhere to dance, drink, and self-destruct, as together they navigate love and mourning. Come out, crack open a Budweiser and knock one back, or two, or ten, for the people who have stepped on you. Because a good wake is basically a party...right?

    *play with original music; demos and score available upon request.