Emmy Kuperschmid

Emmy Kuperschmid

Emmy Kuperschmid is an NYC-based actor and playwright who writes plays about women, mental health, pop culture, and what it means to come of age. A friend once described her work as "cutesy, but hella deep".

She was a part of Fresh Ground Pepper's inaugural Process Accountability Lab, has developed work as part of Playdate Theatre’s New Work Development Conference and Fresh Ground...
Emmy Kuperschmid is an NYC-based actor and playwright who writes plays about women, mental health, pop culture, and what it means to come of age. A friend once described her work as "cutesy, but hella deep".

She was a part of Fresh Ground Pepper's inaugural Process Accountability Lab, has developed work as part of Playdate Theatre’s New Work Development Conference and Fresh Ground Pepper's BRB Retreat, and is an Artist in Residence with First Kiss Theater for their 2021 season. Emmy is published in the anthology Evil Genius: Monsters on Stage (introduction by Julie Taymor), and her work has been performed at various off-off Broadway venues and zoom screens throughout the world. National Theater Institute and Skidmore College alum. She is still not sure what her favorite font to write in is, but she hopes her plays make you feel less alone.

Plays

  • Untitled Magical Girl Play
    "How do you make up for fourteen years of being the chosen one when you don’t even know if you’re good enough to be chosen in the first place?"

    Dakota is 28 years old, working a desk job in a city when she finds out her magical destiny: she's the Warrior of Light and Justice chosen to save this world from darkness — a discovery she was supposed to make 14 years ago, when she was...
    "How do you make up for fourteen years of being the chosen one when you don’t even know if you’re good enough to be chosen in the first place?"

    Dakota is 28 years old, working a desk job in a city when she finds out her magical destiny: she's the Warrior of Light and Justice chosen to save this world from darkness — a discovery she was supposed to make 14 years ago, when she was just 14. Discovering you're a hero may be thrilling, but can you fight evil by moonlight while still making it to the office by 8am? Who is the new guy in the office, and where is her best friend disappearing to? And are things as black and white, good and evil, as her new magical companion claims?
  • Zoom Zoom I'm in Love!
    A short post-lockdown zoom play about friendship and aliens and falling in love on the subway. Designed to be performed virtually.

    Developed during Playdate Theatre’s New Work Development Conference.
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    Kitty is a fifteen year old girl who, after being uprooted in the middle of the year, finds comfort and control in vlogging and the internet. But as her viewers increase, so do her mother's stage-mom tendencies—and what happens when Kitty makes a real life friend who wants to be in a video with her?
  • Blood Countess
    Blood Countess is a short play about Elisabeth Bathory, a Hungarian Countess accused of being a serial killer who bathed in the blood of her victims. Rather than depicting the murders, Blood Countess uses Brechtian and film noir techniques to explore the aftermath. Did Elisabeth truly kill these girls, and if so, why? And how does her being a woman, a widow, and a figure of power figure into it?
  • Unmarried Man
    WJRX, Springfield's local TV station, is presenting their one-night, primetime special. Tune into UNMARRIED MAN and watch our hometown hunk find local love. But can true love really be found on primetime television? UNMARRIED MAN is a fun, female-driven parody of The Bachelor. Co-written with Alice Nora.
  • Wednesday Night Live
    Jessie is an up and coming makeup influencer. Tune in to her Wednesday night Instagram Live as she helps her fans with their love lives and realizes just how Important her job can be.

    Written for The Tank's Rule of 7x7 May 2021.
  • Wings
    Sometimes we think things that aren't true. Sometimes we think things that are true. Sometimes we try to think our way out of true things. A monologue inspired by monsters and self-help books.

    Collected in the anthology Evil Genius: Monsters on Stage, edited by Michael Dixon with an introduction by Julie Taymor.