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TV, Film, & Radio

Emily has written several pilots. Her pilot I'm Sorry I Brought up God  (loosely adapted from her play of the same name) earned her acceptance into New York Stage and Film's 2022 Filmmakers workshop.

Emily wrote a short audio episode for the The MTA Radio Plays (2021), featuring original composition by the brilliant Avi Amon.

In 2020, Emily completed her first short film in collaboration with multidisciplinary artist Emma Wiseman. Out of Office was an official selection of the 2021 Chatanooga Film Festival.

For script samples, screening information, or to discuss a project please reach out! 

You may also contact my TV agent:

Kasey Muraszko
A3 Artists Agency


I teach playwriting at all levels.

Contact me for full CV, sample syllabi, and rates.

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In 2021, playwrights Kate CortesiBrenda Withers, and Emily Zemba produced their three volcanic plays in rep at New Ohio Theater in New York City.  The three inherited The Pool from co-founders Susan Bernfield, Lynn Rosen, and Peter Gil-Sheridan, a trio of visionary playwright-producers who produced their own plays at The Flea in 2017.  Now that The Pool 2021 has closed, we will pass the company on to another cohort of brave playwrights. Our audience base, on-the-job wisdom, and brand will be inherited by the next generation of Pool Playwrights.

At a time when theater makers are asking not just if we can get back to work but how, The Pool offers an empowering, sustainable model that centers artists and their vision. Learn more about this revolutionary artist-led model of new play production at


SOCIETY is a collective of theatre makers based in New York City creating new research-driven, radically collaborative works. 

Our company works using a collective research method roughly modeled after the Joint Stock Company that was active in the UK during the 1970s. This method uses the entire company during a workshop period to investigate, interrogate, and explore a topic through active dramaturgical practices.  Rather than devising a production collectively, the team produces a flood of ideas, material, events, and information for the writer. 

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Theater Masters

Emily is currently serving as Associate Artistic Director with Theater Mastersan organization dedicated to nurturing, developing, and producing the work of the next generation of American playwrights on a national scale.