Emily Elyse Everett
Emily is a writer and actor living in New York. In her work, she is interested in the mysterious, bizarre, dark, magical, and absurd. With deep tenderness and sharp wit, she explores the complexity of human morality, womanhood, and the psychological unraveling of the contemporary world.
Emily was awarded Synecdoche Works' 2022 Frank Moffett Mosier Fellowship for Works in Heightened Language and the $3000 winning prize for her play Strange and Splendid. She was a Semifinalist for the Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival and a Winner of the Players Club of Swarthmore New Play Festival for her play Serenity, and was selected for the 2023 Valdez Theater Conference for her play Tryhard. Her writing has been produced and developed in NYC and across the US, including with Macha Theatre Works, Broad Views on Broadway, and the Horizon Theater, where she was named one of three finalists for the Dramatists Guild Young Playwrights Award. Emily is currently under commission to write a new serialized mystery podcast.
As an actor, Emily most recently played Becca in Nightdrive's tour of The Grown-ups, reprising the role from the sold-out NYC run, which extended three times. Time Out New York called it “the coolest new play you probably can’t see” and included it on their list of the top 10 shows of 2021.
Emily has also worked with The Public Theater, Ars Nova, Taylor Mac, Sweet Tea Shakespeare, and on self-produced projects. In a previous life, Emily was almost a medical student.
Originally from Portland, Oregon, Emily has a BA from Brown University and is a Playwriting MFA candidate at Columbia University.