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Emily White

NYC/Boston-based dramaturg with an interest in supporting inclusion, intersectionality, and diversity in the theater.

Emily White works as a freelance theatre artist in Boston and NYC, and as the Playbill Coordinator for The Public Theater. Production Dramaturgy credits: Kiss of the Spider Woman (Lyric Stage, Boston); Cabaret, Barnum, The Wild Party (Moonbox Productions, Boston); In the Heights (Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston); The Roaring Girl (Theatre Row, NYC). Performance credits: FEAST Performance series (NYC); Arcadia (Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, RI); Punk Rock (Zeitgeist Stage, Boston); Playhouse Creatures (Maiden Phoenix Theater Company, Boston); NOMI (Theatre on Fire, Boston); Playwrights’ Platform Festival (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Boston). Awards: LMDA/KCATF Dramaturgy Regional Award, ATHE/KACACTF Program Note Regional Award. BA in Theatre Studies from Emerson College. Member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas.

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Four Hundred Years of #MeToo in the Anthropologists’ Artemisia’s Intent
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Four Hundred Years of #MeToo in the Anthropologists’ Artemisia’s Intent

12 November 2018

Emily White takes a deeper look at the parallels between artist Artemisia Gentileschi’s sexual assault trial from the 1600s and the trial testimonies of today, all of which is explored in the show Artemisia’s Intent.

A Work of the Body
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A Work of the Body

Deconstructing Preconceived Notions of Disability and Dance in Piece by Piece

29 April 2018

Emily White writes about Rebeccah Simone Bogue’s Piece by Piece, which was presented as a work in progress in New York City in February 2018.

What Comes Next?
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What Comes Next?

Theatre and Posttraumatic Growth After the 2016 Election

4 January 2017

Emily White writes about how her research on posttraumatic growth informs her belief that theatre can be an important tool to help America unite and heal.

Where are all the bisexuals? Understanding the gray areas of LGBTQ representation
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Where are all the bisexuals? Understanding the gray areas of LGBTQ representation

28 July 2015

Dramaturg Emily White looks at the amount of LGBTQ characters in theatre, film, and television, and wonders why so few of them are bisexual.