Emma Watkins is a playwright, scholar and performer, specializing in the creation and study of contemporary theatrical (re)inventions of Welsh & Celtic myth and folklore.

In May 2018, Emma graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University, where she studied English literature, Music Theatre and Environmental Studies.

With the support of a U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Grant, she is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree at Cardiff University, studying contemporary storytelling performances of Welsh medieval literature and mythology with Professor Sioned Davies.

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As a playwright, Emma writes singing stones and swallows that carry letters between worlds.  She re-imagines and re-vitalizes female voices that might not otherwise be heard.  Her current work focuses on marginalized female characters in myth and folklore.  

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

Emma’s play, Trailing Rhiannon, was featured on the Princeton University homepage, accompanied by this video by Nick Donnoli.

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As a trained singer and actress, Emma has performed in plays, immersive theatre and music theatre.

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