Emma Watkins is a playwright, scholar, and performer, specializing in theatrical (re)inventions of myth and folklore.
With the support of a Fulbright Award, Emma spent the past year in Wales, studying performance adaptations of Welsh traditional stories. Her Master’s in Welsh and Celtic Studies culminated with the writing of a new play, Unbecoming, which will be developed in upcoming collaborations with PlayPenn, Savannah College of Arts and Design, and Princeton’s Lewis Center for the Arts. Her plays have also been shared at McCarter Theatre Lab’s In the Writer’s Voice and Chapter Arts Centre (UK).
As a researcher, Emma has presented her work at conferences in the US and the UK. She recently co-authored a chapter on feminist musical theatre pedagogy with Professor Stacy Wolf, to be published by Routledge. Emma graduated magna cum laude from Princeton in 2018.
She is currently the Literary Apprentice at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, NJ.