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 Honorable Mention, ScriptWorks), Rumpus for the End of the World OR Susan Sontag in a Bear Suit OR Pan- (2022 Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission Semifinalist); Petrificationology (2023 Cohen New Works Festival); and Unbecoming (PlayPenn), among others.  Emma is 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. 

Her writing has been published in Stonecoast Review (2023) and Routledge’s Teaching Critical Performance Theory.

She holds a BA magna cum laude from Princeton University in English, with minors in Theatre, Music Theatre, and Environmental Studies.  As a Fulbright Scholar, she completed her MA in Welsh & Celtic Studies from Cardiff University.