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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.

Her play Serenity was a Semifinalist for the Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival and a Winner of the Players Club of Swarthmore New Play Festival. Her play Tryhard was selected for the Valdez Theater Conference. 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. 

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, Shakespeare in the Park, Ars Nova, St. Ann's Warehouse, The Neon Coven, Taylor Mac, The Tony Awards, 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. 

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