Emily Ackerman is a playwright and actor based in NYC. Her first play (co-authored with KJ Sanchez) ReEntry, is based on interviews with members of the Marine Corps and was commissioned by Two River Theater Company. ReEntry received critical acclaim both at Two River in 2009 and at Urban Stages, NYC, where it received a production in 2010. Ms. Ackerman is also a member of The Civilians, an Obie award winning company that specializes in documentary work. With The Civilians: This Beautiful City (Original Collaborator/Performer; Colorado Springs, ATL/Humana Festival 2008, Studio Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Vineyard Theatre), Gone Missing (Barrow Street Theatre, Off-Broadway Cast Album, Actor's Theatre of Louisville), and developmental workshops of The Great Immensity, and Shadow of Himself. Other collaborative writing/performance work includes The Charlotte Cushman Project, with The Laramie Project head writer Leigh Fondakowski (workshop co-produced by Tectonic Theatre Project and About Face Theatre), and Four Short Plays, Four Big Ideas with KJ Sanchez (commissioned by Grant Makers in the Arts for the Council on Foundations National Conference). As a performer, Ms. Ackerman has performed in several theaters across the country such as Arena Stage, American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theater, California Shakespeare Theater, Seattle Repertory Theater, Actor's Theater of Louisville, and Center Theatre Group.