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EMILY MANN

Awards

The Tony; 6 Obies; Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Peabody, Guggenheim, Hull Warriner, NAACP, WGA nominations; Princeton University Honorary Doctorate of Arts; Helen Merrill Distinguished Playwrights' Award; Margo Jones Award; TCG Visionary Leadership Award; The Lilly Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater, The Gordon Davidson Award for Lifetime Achievement in Directing, and The Dramatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in Playwriting. Inducted into The American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Theater Hall of Fame.

"This multi award winning director, play and screen writer is a LITERAL legend in the USA. But what's more - a beautiful, passionate human being whose championship for great art and great artists is known from coast to coast. A Tony winning Artistic Director and Tony nominated director, Emily was inducted into The American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Theater Hall of Fame.

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Also an acclaimed writer she was awarded The Dramatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in Playwriting along with the late Christopher Durang in 2024. A specialist in Shakespeare, British and European Classics, and the great  American dramatists, she is most known for her innovative Artistic Direction (for 30 years) of the iconic McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey - where she directed 50 productions and produced 180. An actor's and a writer's director, she has graced Broadway multiple times - most recently with Williams' Night of the Iguana and her adaptation of The Pianist was lauded at George Street Playhouse. Emily, quite simply, is an icon: a master of her craft with a voracious appetite for exploration and discovery. This agent is honoured to bring her genius to the UK and Europe. It's about time we too are graced with her vision." - Keith Merrill

Emily Mann is a Tony nominated director and playwright and a Tony winning Artistic Director. In her 30 years as Artistic Director and Resident Playwright at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey, she wrote 15 new plays and adaptations, directed over 50 productions, produced 180 plays and musicals, and supported and directed the work of emerging and legendary playwrights including Ntozake Shange, Athol Fugard, Edward Albee, Christopher Durang, Nilo Cruz, Joyce Carol Oates, Tarell Alvin McCraney and Danai Gurira and is known for her productions of Williams, Lorca, Chekhov, and Shakespeare. On Broadway, she directed her own plays Execution of Justice and Having Our Say, Nilo Cruz’s Anna in the Tropics and A Streetcar Named Desire. Her other plays include: Still Life; Annulla, An Autobiography; Greensboro (A Requiem); Meshugah; Mrs. Packard; Gloria: A Life which aired on PBS’ Great Performances. and The Pianist, a play with music. Her adaptations include: Baby Doll, Scenes from a Marriage, Uncle Vanya, The Cherry Orchard, A Seagull in the Hamptons, The House of Bernarda Alba, and Antigone. She recently premiered On Cedar Street, a new musical for which she wrote the book, music by Lucy Simon and Carmel Dean and lyrics by Susan Birkenhead. Awards include: Peabody, Guggenheim, Hull Warriner, NAACP, 6 Obies; Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, WGA nominations; Princeton University Honorary Doctorate of Arts; Helen Merrill Distinguished Playwrights' Award; Margo Jones Award; TCG Visionary Leadership Award; The Lilly Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater, The Gordon Davidson Award for Lifetime Achievement in Directing, and The Dramatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in Playwriting. She has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Theater Hall of Fame.

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