Emily Emerson

Emily Emerson

Emily is a writer and actress originally from St. Paul, Minnesota. Her plays include The Field (off-Broadway premiere with the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival, 2018; Barter Theatre's Appalachian Festivals of Plays & Playwrights 2020), Patient Endeavor (Ruby Slipper Fringe Festival participant, 2015), and Blue Whale. Awards include being chosen as a Kennedy Center-American College Theatre Festival 10-...
Emily is a writer and actress originally from St. Paul, Minnesota. Her plays include The Field (off-Broadway premiere with the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival, 2018; Barter Theatre's Appalachian Festivals of Plays & Playwrights 2020), Patient Endeavor (Ruby Slipper Fringe Festival participant, 2015), and Blue Whale. Awards include being chosen as a Kennedy Center-American College Theatre Festival 10-Minute Play Finalist with her play, Secrets Don't Make Friends. She served as a producer with Paper Lantern Theatre Company from 2012-2015 and coordinated the 10-minute play festival for the company. Emily is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis, and Actors' Equity Association, and she has studied with Jessica Dickey and Brooke Berman. BFA: Viterbo University; MFA, University of North Carolina-Greensboro.

Plays

  • The Rowan Tree
    It is 1965 in a small town in Virginia, and the young men are gearing up to go off to war. After an accident forces her husband to stay at home, Grace must adjust to her new life as caretaker. As tensions rise between Grace and her mother-in-law, as well as her mounting money troubles, she finds her only source of comfort in confiding to a rowan tree seedling she receives as a gift. When a secret threatens...
    It is 1965 in a small town in Virginia, and the young men are gearing up to go off to war. After an accident forces her husband to stay at home, Grace must adjust to her new life as caretaker. As tensions rise between Grace and her mother-in-law, as well as her mounting money troubles, she finds her only source of comfort in confiding to a rowan tree seedling she receives as a gift. When a secret threatens to tear the family apart, Grace must learn that hope and courage are not just attained, they are planted. Based on a true story.
  • The Field
    The town of Avon is in trouble. With the local furniture plant closing down and hundreds out of work, everyone is in need a miracle. One morning, a mysterious crop circle appears in a corn field and with it, a series of unexplainable events cause the citizens to confront the question: If miracles do exist, what do you do with one when you get it?
  • Blue Whale
    A popular online game starts to take a dangerous turn when high school students get caught up in a web of cyberbullying, self-harm, and deception.
  • She's Two
    Two brothers reunite at a child's birthday party, but surprises are in store for everyone.
  • It's Under Control
    A woman recounts the story of how her trailer burned down to the detective investigating her for arson. Based on a true story.
  • Laughter & Ancient Petroglyphs
    Two young women out on a hike discover that their lives are about to take unexpected turns.
  • How Can I Say This?
    A father takes his young son fishing and gives him some life lessons along the way.