Bio


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Hi you guys!  My name is Emily and I am a writer and actor and this is my website.

I was born and raised in Connecticut, outside New York City.  I moved to Boston in 2003 where I earned a BFA in Theatre Arts in 2007 and an MFA in Playwriting in 2011, both at Boston University.

My plays have been performed in Boston, New York, Chicago, and Seattle. I am a member of Boston Public Works, who will produce my play Three in June of 2015. My full-length play Girls’ Sports was produced by Fresh Ink Theatre in April of 2013.  I was a 2011-2012 New Voices @ New Rep Playwriting Fellow.  New Repertory Theatre Company presented a reading of my play, The Circus, in June of 2012, directed by M. Bevin O’Gara.  My original sitcom pilot Higher Ed was a 2014 Scriptapalooza semifinalist and I am currently seeking screenwriting representation. Are you an agent? Hit me up!

As an actor, I appeared in the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge, starring Frances McDormand and based on a really good book that you should read. I also appeared in What Once We Felt with Flat Earth Theatre, Priscilla Dreams the Answer by Walt McGough with Fresh Ink Theatre, Murph with Argos Productions, and A Dream Play with Heart and Dagger Productions. I have also appeared in a number of commercials.

I live in Somerville, Massachusetts with my husband, Billy, my son Evan, an anxious hound dog named Daisy, and a crazy orange kitten named Petunia.

My writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, the Billfold, and the Hairpin. More of my writing can be found here.