Emma Watkins is a M.F.A. candidate in Playwriting at the University of Texas at Austin.

Her plays include Elizabeth is going into the ground (2022 Leah Ryan Prize Finalist, ScriptWorks Austin), Unbecoming (PlayPenn, Lewis Center for the Arts), Trailing Rhiannon (McCarter Theatre Lab, Chapter Arts (U.K.)), among others.  Emma 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. 

She holds a BA 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.