Emily Dendinger is a Brooklyn-based writer by way of Chicago and Virginia. Her plays include Hideous Progeny ( LiveWire, Holland Productions and North Park College), No Home for Bees (20% Theatre), God Hates You, Little House in the Big City, and Pocketful of Sand (winner of the 2016 Activate Midwest New Play Festival and a 2015 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Award finalist). She is a two-time winner of Theater Masters National Play Competition and has been a finalist for the City Theatre National Award, Emerald Prize, and Heideman Award.
Emily has worked around the country with companies including Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Lark, Sideshow Theatre, The Alliance, NNPN, Route 66, Jackalope Theatre, Curious Theatre Company, NJ Rep, TimeLine Theatre and others. Emily was the 2015-2016 NNPN Playwright-in-Residence and is an alumni member of TimeLine’s Writer’s Collective. She is currently under commission by Curious Theatre and Collective Unconscious.
MFA: University of Iowa