Emma Goldman-Sherman’s plays have been produced in New York City by Dixon Place, 1MPF, Hudson Warehouse, Circle Rep Lab, The Women’s Project & Productions, manhattan theatre source, All Out Arts, Inc., New Georges, and others, and in Los Angeles by Ensemble Studio Theatre’s LA Project, across the U.S. as part of the The Every 28 Hours Plays, responses to Ferguson, and in Kansas City, West Virginia, Florida, Washington D.C., London and Zagreb. “Counting in Sha’ab” about a community in Iraq was produced as part of The ReOrient Festival in San Francisco by Golden Thread Productions. Emma was named a Risky Playwright 3 times as a semi-finalist for Cutting Ball Theatre’s Risk is This Festival for Why Birds Fly, Abraham’s Daughters and recently for Whorticulture which was also shortlisted at Owl and Cat in Melbourne. She earned an MFA from the University of Iowa (as Barbara B Goldman) and received the Jane Chambers Award (Perfect Women) and the Richard Maibaum Award for plays addressing social justice and residencies at The Millay Colony for the Arts and Ragdale. Her work has been developed by WordBridge twice, and she returned there to work as a dramaturg. She has been a dramaturg for the Great Plains Theatre Conference (2015, 2016) and the 6th Annual Potpourri World Women Works Series. She runs the Write Now Workshop at the Bernie Wohl Center weekly in Manhattan where actors read new work in development, and she teaches playwriting for the New York Writers Workshop, is Resident Dramaturg for The 29th Street Playwrights Collective, inspires at-risk teens in Harlem and Alphabet City, and lives in Manhattan with her family beside a tidal salt marsh and secret forest.
Interests: Peacebuilding, Human Rights, Social Engagement, Empowerment
Company: 29th Street Playwrights Collective – http://www.29thstreetplaywrightscollective.org