About Me

Emily Dendinger is a Brooklyn-based writer by way of Chicago and Virginia. Her plays include Hideous Progeny (produced by LiveWire, Holland Productions and North Park College), No Home for Bees, God Hates You, Little House/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, a City Theatre National Award finalist, a 2017 Emerald Prize Finalist, and a Heideman Award finalist. Emily has worked around the country with companies including The Lark, collective unconscious, Sideshow Theatre, The Alliance Theatre, NNPN, Jackalope Theatre, Filament Theatre, Available Light Theatre, Curious Theatre Company, NJ Rep, and TimeLine Theatre. Emily was the 2015-2016 NNPN Playwright-in-Residence with Curious Theatre Company and is an alumni member of TimeLine’s Writer’s Collective. She is currently under commission by Curious Theatre and Collective Unconscious. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa’s Playwright’s Workshop.

Happy happy ending

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    1. It was actually for a college freshman year playwriting I class assignment where we were supposed to write a multigenerational play. Around the same time my little sister was working on a genealogy project and a good friend told me the story of her grandmother who didn’t know how she got pregnant, and both of those elements made their way into the play as well. Hope this helps!

  1. what do you think the most important element of the play is. What theemes are met to be in the play and what is the plot? Where did you get the inspration to write this play? On a personal basis, what are some intrsting facts or accomplishments you have had? What are some of your professional accomplishements? Thank you! for emily dedinger about Family tree.

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