Emma Goldman-Sherman is a playwright living in New York City. Counting in Sha'ab was included in The 2015 ReOrient Festival of plays about the Middle East at Golden Thread in San Francisco and will become a podcast in 2019 directed by Omar Metwally for Playing on Air.
ZEN & the Art of Mourning a Mother was a finalist for The Bridge Initiative's Bechdel Test Festival. The Last Date will be produced at Alumnae Theatre in Toronto in 2019. Neighbors by the Sea will be seen in Sydney's Short + Sweet. Recent work in The Capital Fringe and The Philadelphia Women's Theatre Festival.
MAN & WIFE, one of the most recommended 2-handers on the NPX in 2018, was workshopped at New Circle Theatre Company, and Smith & Kraus published 2 monologues from it in Best of Women's Stage Monologues for 2018. Tamar (The Two-Gated City) was recently seen at Marble Collegiate Church, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, and in the Renegade N.O.W.Festival in Michigan. FUKT and Tamar monologues will be published in Smith & Kraus' Best of Women's Stage Monologues 2019.
Other work seen in NYC at Dixon Place, New Ohio, WP Theatre, New Georges, Manhattan Theatre Source, The Clemente, and Circle Rep Lab. Regionally her work was part of The Every 28 Hours Plays, a response to Ferguson that has been seen nationwide (The Goodman, ISF, ACT, Trinity Rep, etc) and other work at E.S.T. - the LA Project, Greenbriar Valley Theatre, The Hall Gallery in Kansas City and produced internationally in London, Zagreb and recently in Queensland, Australia. Emma is a 3-time semi-finalist w/Cutting Ball's Risk is This Festival with Why Birds Fly, Abraham's Daughters and Whorticulture which was short-listed with Owl & Cat in Melbourne and The Unicorn in Kansas City.
Emma earned an MFA from University of Iowa where she won the Maibaum Award for plays addressing social justice for Antigone's Sister and received a Jane Chambers Award for Perfect Women.
She is the Resident Dramaturg at 29th Street Playwrights Collective where she runs the WriteNow Workshop.
Member: LPTW, New Circle Theatre and the Dramatists Guild.