Emma Gibson

Emma Gibson

EMMA GIBSON is a British theatre-maker, now living in Philadelphia, PA. She has worked as an actress in London, Edinburgh, on tour and for BBC radio drama, and film. In Philly she has performed with many local companies and was the founding producing artistic director of Tiny Dynamite. Her first play, Water In My Hands, was selected in August 2018 for The Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival and in March 2019...
EMMA GIBSON is a British theatre-maker, now living in Philadelphia, PA. She has worked as an actress in London, Edinburgh, on tour and for BBC radio drama, and film. In Philly she has performed with many local companies and was the founding producing artistic director of Tiny Dynamite. Her first play, Water In My Hands, was selected in August 2018 for The Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival and in March 2019 for Spooky Action Theatre (DC) new plays in development series. In March it will have a reading as part of the Liz Smith reading series at Miranda Theatre Company in NYC. Her second play, When We Fall, is a finalist for PlayPenn 2020, a semi-finalist for Premiere Stages at Keane 2020, and a semi-finalist for the Eugene O'Neill New Play Conference.

Plays

  • When We Fall
    7.7 billion people on earth and everyone is lonely. Perhaps. Trina definitely is, even though tonight is her birthday and she’s going to party like it’s 1982. But when Andrew and Clare turn up as Superman and Little Bo Peep, the ache of loneliness fills the night. Even Dalir senses it from the roof top, somewhere between London and Pakistan, and now he has to do something about it.

    A new play...
    7.7 billion people on earth and everyone is lonely. Perhaps. Trina definitely is, even though tonight is her birthday and she’s going to party like it’s 1982. But when Andrew and Clare turn up as Superman and Little Bo Peep, the ache of loneliness fills the night. Even Dalir senses it from the roof top, somewhere between London and Pakistan, and now he has to do something about it.

    A new play about learning to fly, telling stories, and finding friendship in unexpected places.
  • Nadezdha
    This morning, in the middle of a category 6 dust storm, a cargo ship took refuge in the local harbor and Joel is on board and he needs somewhere to stay. Paul thinks they should rescue him but Anna’s not so sure. Not after what Joel did 14 years ago. A fierce new play that explores what happens when we reach the point of no return.

  • Water In My Hands
    Sorrel is busy preparing for her wedding even though her fiancé has just died, and Maria’s eyebrows are still not growing back. Gerry wants to know if the weather will improve so that he can lie on his back in the grass, and Eric’s wife has someone else’s heart beating inside her.

    Through a series of interweaving accounts, Water in My Hands, lays bare the power of grief, and asks, ‘how do we move...
    Sorrel is busy preparing for her wedding even though her fiancé has just died, and Maria’s eyebrows are still not growing back. Gerry wants to know if the weather will improve so that he can lie on his back in the grass, and Eric’s wife has someone else’s heart beating inside her.

    Through a series of interweaving accounts, Water in My Hands, lays bare the power of grief, and asks, ‘how do we move on when we are haunted by the life that we have not yet lived?’
  • A dog is a creature of a nose
    Beth has a dog. A fantastic casserole of a dog. The spaniel makes her loyal. The pit bull makes her fierce, and the bloodhound makes her hunt. And today she's found something quite extraordinary.