Emily Kaczmarek

Emily Kaczmarek

Emily is a NYC-based writer, teacher, and performer. Works include: NINETEEN (in development; SPACE/ACT residency, upcoming), SAM & LIZZIE (First Floor Theatre reading), 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...
Emily is a NYC-based writer, teacher, and performer. Works include: NINETEEN (in development; SPACE/ACT residency, upcoming), SAM & LIZZIE (First Floor Theatre reading), 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. Awards include: 2018 Kleban Prize Finalist, 2018 NPC Semifinalist, 2017 Premiere Stages Play Festival Semifinalist, 2018 Jonathan Larson Grant Finalist (with Zoe Sarnak; winners to be announced). 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.