Emma Watkins is a playwright, scholar, and performer, specializing in theatrical (re)inventions of myth and folklore.

With the support of a Fulbright Award, Emma spent the past year in Wales, studying performance adaptations of Welsh traditional stories and writing her new play, Unbecoming. During her time in Wales, a new bilingual version of Emma’s play Trailing Rhiannon was professionally workshopped at Chapter Arts Centre.

She is currently the Literary Apprentice at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, NJ.

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Emma’s plays have been shared at McCarter Theatre Lab, Chapter Arts Centre (Wales, UK), Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, and Theatre Intime in Princeton, NJ.


Performance Highlights

  • Gelsey in Dave Malloy’s Ghost Quartet, (dir. Nico Krell)
  • Miranda in Daniel Zaitchik’s Picnic at Hanging Rock, (dir. Nico Krell)
  • Lucia in Caryl Churchill’s Mad Forest, (dir. Nico Krell)
  • Rapunzel in Into the Woods, (dir. Ethan Heard)
  • Louise in Gypsy, (dir. Suzanne Agins)
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