Emily Schwend

Emily Schwend's plays include Carthage, South of Settling, Splinters, Route One Off, Take Me Back, and Behind the Motel. In 2012, her play South of Settling was produced in Steppenwolf Theatre Company's NEXT UP series. Her tenminute play, Halfway, was the winner of the 2012 Heideman Award and was produced at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Her work has been developed at The New Group, Roundabout Theatre Company, ACT Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, Partial Comfort Productions, Ars Nova, the Alliance Theatre, the Source Festival in Washington, D.C., and the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, among others. She is a frequent contributor to Christine Jones's Theatre for One booth. She is a two-time winner of Lincoln Center Theater's Lecomte du Nouy Prize, the recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship, the 2011 ACT New Play Award winner, the 2009 David Calicchio Emerging American Playwrights Prize winner, a finalist for the 2011 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award, and a 2009 Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition finalist. She is a former Interstate 73 member and a current member of the Americain- Play three-year artists' cohort. She is a proud alumna of the playwriting programs at Juilliard and Tisch.

Plays by Emily Schwend