I write comedies that are female-driven, formally inventive, and genuinely strange. 


OUT OF OFFICE: The Major Motion Movie (Fall 2020)

Emily Zemba and Emma Wiseman adapted their object-puppetry play into a SHORT FILM! Supported by The New York State Puppet Festival. Check out the 26 minute movie here :

THE POOL 2020 / Superstitions by Emily Zemba

The Pool 2020 is a pop-up theater company producing three volcanic new plays in rep by Kate Cortesi, Brenda Withers, and Emily Zemba. Our original rep-production was slated for Fall 2020, however, due to Covid-19 we were forced to postpone to 2021. 

Learn more and get involved athttps://www.thepoolplays.org/poolathon-2020

Home and the 1-2-3-4 Cake (or: Recipe Inside)

Read and download Emily's original family-friendly short play via PLAY-AT-HOME*. 

*Commissioned by Two River Theater


A New York ensemble modeled after the Joint Stock company. Their newest project, currently being developed by the ensemble and written by Emily, will investigate astrology and spirituality in the 21st century. Check us out at: https://societytheatre.com/