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 and writing her new play, Unbecoming. During her time in Wales, a new bilingual version of Emma’s play Trailing Rhiannon was professionally workshopped at Chapter Arts Centre.

She is currently the Literary Apprentice at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, NJ.

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


Unbecoming (Reading)
Princeton Lewis Center for the Arts
January 25-26, 2020

Unbecoming (Reading)
February 24, 2020

Unbecoming (Workshop)
Savannah College of Arts and Design
March 10-12, 2020