Emma Catherine Watkins is a writer and theatre-maker. Her plays include Unbecoming (PlayPenn, Princeton Lewis Center for the Arts); Trailing Rhiannon (McCarter Theatre Lab, Chapter Arts Centre (U.K.), Cardiff University, Princeton Lewis Center for the Arts); and You Must Be This Tall To Enter (Theatre Intime Festival). Other honors and experiences include: US-UK Fulbright Award; McCarter Theater Literary Apprentice; Sioned Davies Award; Alan Downer Prize; Princeton Environmental Institute Book Prize; Lewis Center for the Arts Music Theatre Award. She holds an AB from Princeton University in English, Theatre, and Environmental Studies and a MA from Cardiff University in Welsh & Celtic Studies. She will begin her MFA at the Iowa Playwrights Workshop in fall 2021.
At the moment, she’s writing a new play called The Norns of Athens, Maine, a three-hundred-year history of a town in northwest Maine, as told by the three local Norns. Her preoccupations include choral music, hiking, soundscape ecology, manufactured wildernesses, puppets, foraging & reimagined mythologies.