Emily Kaczmarek

Emily Kaczmarek

Emily is a playwright, librettist, screenwriter, and performer. Her work has been developed and produced by Second Stage Theater, American Conservatory Theater, Northern Stage, Village Theatre, WP Theatre, First Floor Theatre, Prospect Theatre Company, Musical Theatre Factory, New York Musical Festival, and others. She has been an artist in residence at SPACE on Ryder Farm, the Hermitage Artist Retreat, the...
Emily is a playwright, librettist, screenwriter, and performer. Her work has been developed and produced by Second Stage Theater, American Conservatory Theater, Northern Stage, Village Theatre, WP Theatre, First Floor Theatre, Prospect Theatre Company, Musical Theatre Factory, New York Musical Festival, and others. She has been an artist in residence at SPACE on Ryder Farm, the Hermitage Artist Retreat, the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, Goodspeed Musicals, and the Orchard Project. Emily is a 2019 Princess Grace Award Finalist (THE MIRROR STAGE), 2019 Kilroys List Honorable Mention (SAM & LIZZIE), 2018 Jonathan Larson Grant Recipient, a 2018 Kleban Prize Finalist, and a 2018 NPC Finalist (SAM & LIZZIE). She is also a staff writer on a new horror anthology TV show, set to air on Hulu in 2020.

Plays

  • soft target
    Something bad has happened to 9-year-old Amanda, and her toys— stuffed penguin Jonah; American Girl Doll Molly; trusted Diary; and newcomer Ugly, a weighted “emotional support” bunny— find their once-peaceful world thrown into darkness and chaos. A play about childhood, guns, and all the wounds we can’t see.
  • sam & lizzie
    Classmates Sam and Lizzie have their first playdate on 9/11, co-creating an imaginary queendom called Elmazi in order to make sense of the day. Over the next twenty years, the game recurs at startling intervals as the two women navigate their fierce, fraught, electric friendship.
  • american kids
    On the 4th of July, two teenage survivors of school shootings wait anxiously for fireworks to start.
  • paper & glue
    Austin and Janelle 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 few years post-grad. One of them is dead. All of them are wondering: what now? A dark comedy about ghosts, growing up, and letting go.