About Me

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.

3 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Christian Osorio January 5, 2011 — 2:09 am

    What inspired you to write the “Family Tree”

    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!

  2. 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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close