Emmy Kuperschmid

Emmy Kuperschmid

Emmy Kuperschmid is an NYC-based playwright and actor who believes in the power of stories to make people feel less alone. Her plays include ESTBAY IENDSFRAY (Semi-Finalist, Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference 2024), MAGICAL GIRL PLAY (Skeleton Rep(resents), The Tank, LakehouseranchDotPNG), COMMENT BELOW (Backstage selection - “Top Monologue for Teen Girls”), BLOOD COUNTESS, (Outta Bounds...
Emmy Kuperschmid is an NYC-based playwright and actor who believes in the power of stories to make people feel less alone. Her plays include ESTBAY IENDSFRAY (Semi-Finalist, Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference 2024), MAGICAL GIRL PLAY (Skeleton Rep(resents), The Tank, LakehouseranchDotPNG), COMMENT BELOW (Backstage selection - “Top Monologue for Teen Girls”), BLOOD COUNTESS, (Outta Bounds Productions, Manhattan Rep), and ZOOM ZOOM I'M IN LOVE!! (Whiskey Theatre Factory). Emmy’s monologue “Wings” is published in the Smith & Krauss anthology Evil Genius: Monsters on Stage (introduction by Julie Taymor), and her play UNMARRIED MAN is available for international licensing through BroadwayDNA. She has developed work as part of Fresh Ground Pepper's inaugural Process Accountability Lab, Playdate Theatre’s New Work Development Conference, First Kiss Theatre’s residency program, and Fresh Ground Pepper's BRB Retreat. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild, reads a book a week on average, and credits Sailor Moon as her first feminist icon. Training: The National Theater Institute.

Plays

  • Estbay Iendsfray
    “Did you ever have an intense homoerotic years-long friendship in your early to mid teens that culminated in a dramatic friend breakup or are you straight?”

    Hannah is terrified of change. Iris wants things to be better. They’re estbay iendsfray oreverfray–they have been since they sat next to each other in circle at preschool, and nothing is ever going to change that. Right? Sometimes...
    “Did you ever have an intense homoerotic years-long friendship in your early to mid teens that culminated in a dramatic friend breakup or are you straight?”

    Hannah is terrified of change. Iris wants things to be better. They’re estbay iendsfray oreverfray–they have been since they sat next to each other in circle at preschool, and nothing is ever going to change that. Right? Sometimes friendships make you better. Sometimes love makes you feel like you’re drowning.
  • 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?
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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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Scouts
    Co-written with Alice Nora.

    Skippy, Rascal, Tiny, and Pup are off on their scout hiking weekend. Led by Scoutmaster Waldo, these 36-48 hours will contain tests of courage, trust, and brotherhood. But there's something watching them in the woods. Are any of them prepared? The Scouts is a horror comedy that explores the concepts of gender, home, and chosen family.
  • 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.
  • Strings Attached
    A full length play about trauma, coping through romanticized fantasy, and just wanting to be loved. With puppets. Co-written with Max Berry and Ellie Strayer.