Emily Dendinger is a New York-based writer by way of Virginia. Her plays include No Home for Bees (2017 Source Festival Finalist), Little House in the Big City (2017 NNPN Showcase Finalist), and Pocketful of Sand (winner of the 2016 Activate Midwest New Play Award and 2015 Alliance/Kendeda finalist). She is a two-time winner of Theater Masters and has been a finalist for the City Theatre National Award, Ingram New Works Lab at Nashville Rep, Emerald Prize, Playwrights Center Core Apprenticeship, and Heideman Award. Emily has worked around the country with companies including Actors Theatre of Louisville, Route 66, The Lark, Sideshow Theatre, The Alliance, NNPN, Curious Theatre Company, NJ Rep, Orlando Shakes, Ashland New Play Festival, The Acting Company and TimeLine Theatre. Her plays have been developed at The Perry Mansfield Festival of New Work, Durango New Play Festival, and Tofte Lake Residency. Emily was the 2015-2016 NNPN Playwright-in-Residence with Curious Theatre Company, and is an alumni member of TimeLine’s Writers Collective and an NNPN affiliate artist. Emily is a graduate of the University of Iowa’s Playwright’s Workshop and currently teaches at Rutgers.