EMILY ZEMBA is a New York-based playwright, educator, and Mary Tyler Moore Show enthusiast -- originally from Old Lyme, CT. She holds an MFA in playwriting from Yale School of Drama, and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College.

Emily's work has been seen and developed with places like The Adam Mickiewicz Institute (Poland), Williamstown Theater Festival's Professional Training Company, First Floor Theater (Chicago), Local Theater (Boulder), LPAC, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, the Yale Cabaret, and more. 

Emily has performed in new works as part of St. Ann's Warehouse Puppet Lab (2011, 2012), the Voice 4 Vision Festival (2012), and Puppet BloK at Dixon Place (2017, 2018).

Commissions & Memberships: Theater Masters Visionary Playwright Commission (2019), Two River Theater Emerging Playwrights group (2020/21), Affiliated Writer Playwrights Center, Affiliated Artist New GeorgesThe Pool 2020, and Society Theatre Company.  She is co-founder of The Party Line, and founding member of Middle Voice at Rattlestick. She previously served as producing director for Theater Masters and now collaborates on their special projects and education initiatives.

Emily has taught playwriting with The Strasberg Institute, MCC Youth Company, Tres Artis studio, Theater Masters, Wesleyan University, and more.


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