Emily Welty

Emily Welty

Emily Welty is an academic, activist and artist living and working in New York City. She has worked with The Civilians, the Acting Studio at Chelsea Rep, The New Group and the Einhorn School of Performing Arts. Her play “What Do You Say at the End of the World?” was a finalist for Best Play in the Long Island City One Act Play Festival and won Best Actress. It was also performed as part of the Emerging Artists...
Emily Welty is an academic, activist and artist living and working in New York City. She has worked with The Civilians, the Acting Studio at Chelsea Rep, The New Group and the Einhorn School of Performing Arts. Her play “What Do You Say at the End of the World?” was a finalist for Best Play in the Long Island City One Act Play Festival and won Best Actress. It was also performed as part of the Emerging Artists New Works Festival in New York City and was a finalist for the Little Fish Theatre 2019 Pick of the Vine Festival. Emily is a member of the Dramatists Guild and has degrees from the College of Wooster, American University and the SOAS/University of London.
When not playwrighting, Emily serves at the Director of Peace and Justice Studies at Pace University and is part of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) where she works on nuclear disarmament.

Plays

  • Tiny Blurs of Light (The Prize)
    Five scappy activists win the ultimate prize. But what do we lose when we win?
  • Appalachian Trail
    In the course of 24 hours of hiking on the Appalachian Trail, two couples struggle to navigate the past and the future of their relationships. Married couple Syd and Sam are hiking the entire AT in the wake of Syd’s health crisis. Dating couple Leah and Alex might be on the brink of engagement as they hike towards the campsite for the night. Whit is a feral, fierce eleven year old girl who inhabits the forest...
    In the course of 24 hours of hiking on the Appalachian Trail, two couples struggle to navigate the past and the future of their relationships. Married couple Syd and Sam are hiking the entire AT in the wake of Syd’s health crisis. Dating couple Leah and Alex might be on the brink of engagement as they hike towards the campsite for the night. Whit is a feral, fierce eleven year old girl who inhabits the forest and shapes the lives of all four hikers with her competence and commitment to the green world of the wilderness. A reminder of why we should ALWAYS sweat the small stuff!
  • What Do You Say at the End of the World?
    Everyone's waiting for the world to end at any moment.
    Larissa and Ian haven't seen each other since they broke up.
    Can they figure out what to say to each other before it's all over?
  • Boundary Waters
    Gertie and Clayton are at the end of their long careers as National Park Service rangers but when Clayton sees something in the water that defies science, Gertie has to choose between trusting her partner or trusting her scientific training.
  • Beebot
    Evelyn is so skeptical about artificial intelligence that she won’t even have a vacuuming robot. When she and Kevin start loosening the perimeters of what is ethically acceptable they find themselves in an unimaginable nightmare. What do we choose not to see when we embrace what is convenient?
  • L. Chaun
    Frank is just minding his own business at the end of a flight. Do you know the protocol and rules of engagement for meeting a leprechaun?
  • Book Club
    Can you actually be voted out of a book club? What if you always read the book? Leila is about to learn that book clubs are never really about the book.
  • St. Gertrude on the Wall
    It’s hard to be a saint no one has ever heard of in a dusty corner of a cathedral. What does it take to get a prayer or two these days?