Artist Bio

Emily Mann

(Bio as of March 2018)

Emily Mann most recently collaborated with the Goodman on The Convert during the 2011/2012 Season. She is a multi-award-winning director and playwright in her 28th season as Artistic Director and Resident Playwright of McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, NJ.  Under Ms. Mann’s leadership, McCarter was honored with the 1994 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater. Her nearly 50 McCarter directing credits include productions by Shakespeare, Chekhov, Ibsen, and Williams and the recent world premieres of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express; Baby Doll; Five Mile LakeThe Convert; The How and the Why; Miss Witherspoon; and Me, Myself & I. This spring Mann will direct the McCarter-commissioned world premiere of Chris Durang’s Turning Off the Morning News. Broadway: A Streetcar Named Desire, Anna in the Tropics, Execution of Justice, Having Our Say. Her plays: Having Our Say, adapted from the book by Sarah L. Delany and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth; Execution of JusticeStill LifeAnnulla, An AutobiographyGreensboro (A Requiem)MeshugahMrs. Packard, and Hoodwinked (a Primer on Radical Islamism). She is currently writing a play with Gloria Steinem and the stage adaptation of The Pianist. Adaptations: Baby DollScenes from a MarriageUncle VanyaThe Cherry OrchardA Seagull in the Hamptons, The House of Bernarda AlbaAntigone. Awards: Peabody, Hull Warriner, NAACP, Obie’s, Guggenheim; Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations, a Princeton University Honorary Doctorate of Arts, a Helen Merrill Distinguished Playwrights’ Award, and the Margo Jones Award given to a “citizen-of-the-theatre who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to the encouragement of the living theatre everywhere.”


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