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Emma Goldman-Sherman is a playwright living in New York City. Her first theatre memory is Peter Pan presented in the round at Playhouse in the Park in Philadelphia where she clapped her heart out to save Tinker Bell. Since then she has been obsessed with the power of theatre to confer healing and agency on audiences.

MAN & WIFE her 2 hander bipartisan comedy will be produced in Palm Springs this Spring, and WHORTICULTURE (about girls growing up through the patriarchal pop-soil), will be produced in NYC Spring 2021. Currently she's working on a new ensemble play about the History of Hysteria and Medical Misogyny at WOW Cafe, and FUKT will be workshopped with 8 performances in NYC this March-April.

Counting in Sha'ab, a play about a community in Iraq, is a podcast you can listen to here:

Abraham's Daughters, a mythic play about colonialization and identity, is a podcast you can listen to here:

Emma runs an online platform to provide support for women+ writers in any genre. It's called BRAVE SPACE.

ZEN & the Art of Mourning a Mother was a finalist for The Bridge Initiative's Bechdel Test Festival and was seen in the Philadelphia Women's Theatre Festival. FUKT was a finalist with Unicorn. WHORTICULTURE was a finalist with Campfire Festival. MAN & WIFE, one of the most recommended 2-handers on the NPX in 2018, 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. A monologue from Abraham's Daughters will appear in a Limelight/Applause anthology next fall.

Other work seen in NYC at Dixon Place, New Ohio, WP Theatre Playwrights Lab, 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, Capital Fringe, Greenbriar Valley Theatre, The Hall Gallery in Kansas City and produced internationally in Zagreb, Sydney, Queensland, Sasebo, Seoul, Toronto and London. 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, ICWP and the Dramatists Guild.
Representative Play Titles
Wombshot, Whorticulture, FUKT

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