Current Adventures & Upcoming Projects
Emma will co-direct Frances Pollock's new opera Stinney: An American Execution as part of the Prototype Festival. More info at: http://prototypefestival.org/show/stinney-an-american-execution/
Emma's thesis show: shakespeare’s as u like it (an immersive & queer reimagining) will open at Yale School of Drama on October 23rd. Tickets at: https://ysd-tickets.yale.edu/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=18823
Emma's film Candace is playing at Mill Valley Film Festival, Great Lakes Film Festival, New Hampshire Film Festival and Twist: Seattle Queer Film Festival.
Candace will screen at the Rhode Island International Film Festival on August 8th and HollyShorts on August 12th.
Candace will screen at Outfest in Los Angeles on July 20th and 22nd. For tickets visit: http://www.outfest.org/filmguide/girls-shorts/
Candace will screen at the Brooklyn Women's Film Festival on June 24th.
Emma's film Candace will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival American Pavilion Emerging Filmmakers Showcase on May 13th.
Emma will direct Margaret Douglas's Near the Krummholz as part of the Women's Voices In Theater Festival in New Haven.
Emma will be in residence at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center working on a new screenplay.
Emma will direct Noah Diaz's The Guadalupes at the Yale Cabaret.
Emma will be directing an all-female production of Romeo & Juliet at Yale School of Drama's Iseman Theater. Her play Come My Beloved will travel to Chicago to be a part of Collaboraction's Encounter Series.
Emma's play Come My Beloved will travel to Detroit for a staged reading and community event on December 17th (ticket link soon). Emma's film Candace will wrap post production and begin festival submissions.
Emma will direct Slave Play by Jeremy O'Harris at the Iseman Theater as part of Yale's Langston Hughes Festival of New Plays.
A short film that Emma has been developing as director and co-writer will go into production. It's about teenage female friendships, queer utopias and bathtubs. The film is funded in part by the Digital Media Center.for the Arts.
June and July 2017
Emma received a grant from the Slifka Center and the Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism to develop a new play while working and traveling in Bulgaria, Romania and Poland this summer. In Romania she will attend the Sibiu Festival, in Bulgaria she will attend the Varna Festival as a guest of New York's Drama League and in Poland she will tour the country with the Adam Mickiewicz institute.
Emma finished her first year of grad school at Yale School of Drama in the Directing program. Highlights of the year include: directing Chris Nunez's new play, In the Palm of a Giant with 5 incredible actors; helming a 9-person devising team to create a short piece based on a Bruegel painting; spending 9 months obsessively talking about Uncle Vanya; creating a new immersive musical for Robert Woodruff's Adaptation class; performing in the Yale School of Drama drag show; assisting Anne Kauffman on the world premiere of Amy Herzog's Mary Jane at Yale Rep.