Emma Watkins is a playwright, dramaturg, and performer. 

Her plays bleed up from redacted ink and lost sentences.  She strives to give women the opportunity to embellish, interrogate, and re-tell the stories of their lives.  Quite often, they sing, too. 

With the support of a Fulbright Award, Emma spent a year in Wales, studying performance adaptations of Welsh myths and folklore. Her research culminated with the creation of a new play, Unbecoming, which has been developed in collaborations with PlayPenn and Cardiff University in Wales.  It will receive its first full production with Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts in 2021. 

Her plays have also been shared at McCarter Theatre Lab, Chapter Arts Centre (UK), Princeton’s Lewis Center for the Arts, and Princeton’s Theatre Intime. 

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Unbecoming (Reading)
Princeton Lewis Center for the Arts
January 25-26, 2020

Unbecoming (Reading)
February 24, 2020

Unbecoming (Workshop)
Savannah College of Arts and Design
March 10-12, 2020 * Postponed due to COVID-19