Emily Mann
Affiliated Writer
Princeton, NJ

Emily Mann’s nearly 50 McCarter directing credits include productions by Shakespeare, Chekhov, Ibsen, and Williams and the recent world premieres of Christopher Durang’s Turning Off the Morning News; Ken Ludwig’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express; Rachel Bonds’ Five Mile Lake; Danai Gurira’s The Convert; Sarah Treem’s The How and the Why; Christopher Durang’s Miss Witherspoon; and Edward Albee’s Me, Myself & I. Broadway: A Streetcar Named DesireAnna in the TropicsExecution 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 Life; Annulla, An Autobiography; Greensboro (A Requiem)Meshugah; Mrs. Packard; and Hoodwinked (a Primer on Radical Islamism). Her new play Gloria: A Life about the legacy of Gloria Steinem is currently running Off- Broadway in New York. Adaptations: Baby Doll, Scenes from a Marriage, Uncle Vanya, The Cherry OrchardA Seagull in the HamptonsThe House of Bernarda Alba, Antigone. Currently in development: The Pianist. Awards include: 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-theater who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to the encouragement of the living theater everywhere."


The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announced last week that director and playwright Emily Mann will receive the annual Gordon Davidson Award, which will be presented in a virtual ceremony in winter 2021.

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has announced Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years, adapted by Affiliated Writer Emily Mann from Sarah L. Delany and A. Elizabeth Delany’s memoir, will be produced as a part of their 51st mainstage season in June 2021. Read full announcement here.