Emily Kaczmarek

Emily Kaczmarek

Emily is a NYC-based writer, teacher, and performer. Works include: NINETEEN (with Tegan & Sara; ACT/SPACE residency), SAM & LIZZIE (First Floor Theatre), AFLOAT (with Zoe Sarnak; Prospect Theatre Company, WP Theatre Pipeline Festival 2018), AFTERWORDS (with Zoe Sarnak; Village Theatre Beta Series Production, Village Originals Festival of New Musicals, Playwrights Horizons–Musical Theatre Factory...
Emily is a NYC-based writer, teacher, and performer. Works include: NINETEEN (with Tegan & Sara; ACT/SPACE residency), SAM & LIZZIE (First Floor Theatre), AFLOAT (with Zoe Sarnak; Prospect Theatre Company, WP Theatre Pipeline Festival 2018), AFTERWORDS (with Zoe Sarnak; Village Theatre Beta Series Production, Village Originals Festival of New Musicals, Playwrights Horizons–Musical Theatre Factory workshop, NYMF Developmental Reading), AMERICAN KIDS (City Theatre ShortCuts, Women in Arts & Media Coalition, BoxFest Detroit), LANDED, ALMA MATER and HOLD YOUR PEACE (with Zoe Sarnak; New York Film Academy commissions), PAPER & GLUE (Future of Storytelling Conference, various high schools in NY and CA), and ANYTHING NEW (NYU commission, Wombat Theatre Co). Residencies include: SPACE on Ryder Farm, Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, Goodspeed Musicals, The Orchard Project. Awards include: 2018 Jonathan Larson Grant Recipient, 2018 Kleban Prize Finalist, 2018 NPC Semifinalist, 2017 Premiere Stages Play Festival Semifinalist. She also teaches writing to high schoolers through the college access program SEO Scholars, and sings whenever possible. Education: New York University.

Plays

  • Sam & Lizzie
    Two women navigate a fraught, electric friendship over the course of twenty years. A play about lies, difference, and imaginary queendoms.
  • american kids
    On the 4th of July, a teenage school shooting survivor and her/his mentor, also a survivor, anxiously wait for fireworks to start.
  • Paper & Glue
    Shaitaurye and Kate couldn't be more different, but when assigned to care for a flour bag "baby" in their senior year health class, they form an unexpected bond.
  • Anything New
    Six college friends reunite a year after a traumatic loss. One of them is dead. All of them are wondering: is growing up supposed to be this hard? A play about silent meditation, ghosts, and letting go.