Emily will write music and lyrics for a play by Dianne Nora, culminating in a reading in the summer.
The Goodman Theatre has selected four Chicago-based female playwrights to participate in its 2018-2019 Playwrights Unit—a season-long residency dedicated to developing the work of emerging writers. The 2018-2019 cycle includes playwrights Georgette Kelly, Dianne Nora, Marisela Treviño Orta, and Stacey Rose. Presented in association with Chicago Dramatists, the writers meet bi-monthly to discuss their commissioned plays-in-progress with the support of the Goodman artistic team. The residency culminates in a public staged reading of each new play in summer 2019. Plays developed in the Unit have gone on to receive readings and workshop productions in the New Stages series, as well as full productions at the Goodman.