Emma Catherine Watkins is a writer and theatre-maker, currently pursuing her M.F.A. in Playwriting at the University of Texas at Austin.

Her plays include Unbecoming (PlayPenn; Princeton Lewis Center for the Arts); Trailing Rhiannon (McCarter Theatre Lab, Chapter Arts Centre (U.K.), Cardiff University (U.K.); Princeton Lewis Center
for the Arts); The Norns of Athens, Maine and You Must Be This Tall To Enter (Theatre Intime Festival).  She is the recipient of a Fulbright Award and the co-founder of Humbug! Theatre Co., an educational
theatre program created to offer joyful, inclusive theatre-making opportunities for young people during the pandemic. 

As a dramaturg and literary assistant, she has supported productions of Gloria: A Life, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and Goodnight Nobody (McCarter Theatre Center).  She holds an AB magna cum laude from Princeton University in English, Theatre, and Environmental Studies and a MA with Distinction from Cardiff University in Welsh & Celtic Studies.

Emma’s preoccupations include choral music, hiking, soundscape ecology, manufactured wildernesses, foraging & reimagined mythologies.