Emma Watkins


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Emma Watkins is a M.F.A. in Theatre candidate with a specialization in playwriting at The University of Texas at Austin. Her plays include elizabeth is going into the ground (2023 Bay Area Playwrights Festival Finalist, 2023 Princess Grace Playwriting Award Finalist, 2023 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference Semifinalist, 2022 Leah Ryan Playwriting Prize Honorable Mention), Rumpus for the End of the World OR Susan Sontag in a Bear Suit OR Pan- (2022 Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission Semifinalist) and The Norns of Athens, Maine (2023 Playwright’s Center Venturous Plays List). Her writing has been developed or produced by PlayPenn, The Cohen New Works Festival, McCarter Theatre Center's LAB, the Lewis Center for the Arts, Chapter Arts Centre (United Kingdom) and Theatre Intime. She holds a B.A. from Princeton University in English, Theatre, and Environmental Studies. As a Fulbright Scholar, she completed her M.A. in Welsh & Celtic Studies from Cardiff University.



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