(Bio as of July 2017)
Emma Stanton is a Chicago and New York theater artist. Her plays include Bojko and the Glacier, Jitterbug, One Wood Road, Bountiful Planets, and No Candy. Her written collaborations include The Cure (Walkabout Theater Company), Storm (Walkabout Theater Company & London’s Moon Fool), Circle-Machine (Oracle Theater), and The Straight Line (American Theater Company, as part of their Chicago Chronicle Program). Additionally, Emma has worked with such companies as Collaboraction, Steppenwolf Theater Company, Victory Gardens Theater, About Face Theatre, Redmoon Theater, Double Edge Theater, En Garde Arts, and Roundabout Theatre. Her play In the Danube was a recipient of a Civics and Arts Foundation Playwriting Award for Emerging Artists in Chicago, as well as a finalist for the 2016 Heideman Award at Actors Theatre of Louisville. For her play No Candy, Emma was a finalist for the 2016 Susan Glaspell Award, a winner of the 2016 Columbia University/Roundabout Theater Underground Reading Series, and the recipient of the 2016 Jane Chambers Feminist Playwriting Award. Most recently, Emma was the recipient of the 2016 Princess Grace Award Playwriting Fellowship, which includes a year-long residency at New Dramatists in New York. Emma is the associate artistic director of Walkabout Theater Company in Chicago. BA: Boston College; MFA: Columbia University.