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Emma Wiseman

Emma Wiseman is a multidisciplinary performer and theater-maker originally from Weston, Connecticut and now based in Brooklyn. She has been seen acting, singing, dancing, and puppeteering at Dixon Place, the Detroit Institute of Art, Triskelion Arts, St. Ann’s Warehouse, the Bushwick Starr, Incubator Arts Project, Theatre for the New City, on film, in a field in Cold Spring, NY, the Recovery Lounge in Upper Jay, NY and many other exciting venues. Emma also occasionally writes about theater for Hyperallergic. She is currently a member of the dance-music troupe THE SPACE WE MAKE and was a 2014 Resident Artist with Mabou Mines.

First-Person Radio
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First-Person Radio

Miniature Interviews with Three Audio Storytellers

2 October 2016

Emma Wiseman presents musings on audio storytelling and the world of radio from Cecil Baldwin, Jon Earle, and Audrey Quinn, three New York-based audiophiles.

Push-Pull
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Push-Pull

Available Light and the Fringe Culture in Philadelphia

22 September 2015

Emma Wiseman on Available Light by Lucinda Childs, designed by Frank Gehry and scored by John Adams at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

Theatre On Camera
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Theatre On Camera

Dangerous Ground’s S.

2 June 2015

Emma Wiseman on Dangerous Ground’s adaptation of the 1972 film Solaris, S., in New York City.

The Vanguard
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The Vanguard

Oral History-Driven Monologues on the Lower East Side

12 May 2015

Emma Wiseman on three “East Side Stories,” verbatim monologues at the Metropolitan Playhouse.

I Fall in Love All the Time
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I Fall in Love All the Time

9 April 2015

The author shares her thoughts on Gideon Irving and the Foundry Theatre’s Living Here: a map of songs.

Photo from Danny and the Deep Blue Sea.
Fighting for Love
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Fighting for Love

John Patrick Shanley’s Danny and the Deep Blue Sea at the Nuyorican Poets Café

30 October 2014

Emma Wiseman writes about the YOLO! Productions revival of John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea.

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Artists’ Entrance
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Artists’ Entrance

A Homegrown Artist Colony

29 September 2014

Today Westport has one of the wealthiest zip codes in the United States. A hedge fund responsible for $120 billion of the world’s money is nestled in the woods there. In this gilded environment, my family has always been slightly out of place. Though now winterized and expanded, our house is one of a dwindling number of non-mansions on the street. Recently, my parents and I decided to experiment with sharing that resource, thinking other artists might also benefit from the opportunity to get away and spread out.