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Emily Schwend

EMILY SCHWEND

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    The Gersh Agency, NY  represented by Leah Hamos

Emily Schwends plays include TAKE ME BACK, SOUTH OF SETTLING, SPLINTERS, ROUTE ONE OFF, CARTHAGE and BEHIND THE MOTEL. Her play THE OTHER THING was produced in the 2015 Uptown Series at Second Stage Theatre, where she was the 2014 Tow Foundation playwright-in-residence. Her play TAKE ME BACK was produced in 2014 at Walkerspace in Soho and was a New York Times Critics Pick. Her ten-minute play, HALFWAY, is the winner of the 2013 Heideman Prize and was produced at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. Her play SOUTH OF SETTLING was produced in Steppenwolfs Next Up Rep in 2012. Her work has been developed at The New Group, Roundabout Theatre Company, ACT Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, Partial Comfort Productions, Ars Nova, the Alliance Theatre, the Source Festival in DC, and the ONeill National Playwrights Conference, among others. She is a frequent contributor to Christine Joness Theatre for One booth. She is a two-time Lecomte du Nouy Prize winner, the recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship, the 2011 ACT New Play Award winner, the 2009 David Calicchio Emerging American Playwrights Prize winner, and a finalist for the 2011 ATCA/Steinberg prize. Her work has been commissioned by Ensemble Studio Theatre through the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and by the Old Vic in London. She is a proud alumna of the playwriting programs at Juilliard and Tisch.

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        Behind The Motel         Carthage         Halfway         Other Thing, The         Route One Off         South Of Settling         Splinters         Take Me Back         Theatre for One         Too Much Too Soon         Utility



Behind The Motel

Synopsis:
Mary runs a motel her son and boyfriend live with her. Mary is betrayed and feels venerable

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Carthage

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Hal has returned to his hometown Carthage to help his brother Bryan over the transition from institutional life. Bryan wants to find out what has been keeping the brothers apart

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Halfway

Halfway
When her sister visits her at a halfway house in East Texas, Kat is desperate to impress and win Melissas forgiveness and love. Eager to reclaim her place in the family, Kat soon discovers that redemption might be more difficult and complicated than she thought.

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part of "Too Much Too Soon"

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Lesser America Theater Company at Theatre for the New City in New York    

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Contained in: "Humana Festival 2013 The Complete Plays" published by Playscripts Inc   978-1623840020

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ten min

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Other Thing, The

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Kim is a journalist, writing what she thinks will be a run-of-the-mill article about a father and son team of ghost hunters in rural Virginia. As the three of them pass the evening outside a haunted barn, waiting for spirits to reveal themselves, what begins as just another day at the office soon becomes a night none of them will forget. In the paranormal world, the ghosts you hunt may be closer than you think.

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ghost story

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Route One Off

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Hector and Lee spend their days hanging out in a motel parking lot off Route One, killing time and smoking cigarettes while they wait for anyone to rent a room. But one day the arrival of an unstable A/C repairman shakes up their easy routine and sets into motion an unlikely series of events that changes their friendship forever.

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Developed at the 2012 NNPN/Kennedy Center MFA Playwrights Workshop. one of 25 full-length plays that have been selected as finalists for the 2013 Source Festival. Three full-length plays will be selected from the 25 finalists and will be produced at the Source Festival from June 7-30.

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South Of Settling

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Kate and Irwin Deckhouses quiet, orderly life turns topsy-turvy with the surprise arrival of Kates long estranged cousin Amy and her brand new husband Randall. Deckhouse hospitality is put to the test as family secrets are unlocked and hard truths confronted. SOUTH OF SETTLING explores how much our dreams and desires are shaped by others, for better or worse.

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Next Up Repertory At Steppenwolf     2012

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Splinters

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When her younger sister goes missing, Sam's family falls apart. Emily Schwend invites us into a world where soap bubbles overflow the sink, a yellow raincoat is spotted in the most unlikely of places and the whole world has to be re-assembled, one toothpick at a time.

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Take Me Back

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After a four-year stint in federal prison, Bill is back at home, living with his diabetic Mom and looking for a way out of Oklahoma. But todays America doesnt give a guy like Bill many options. How far is he willing to go to change his fortune?

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Walkerspace, 46 Walker Street, New York, NY 10013     2014

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Theatre for One

Synopsis:
theatre for One is a portable performing Arts space for one performer and one audience member that turns public events into private acts, making each performance a singularly intimate exchange.
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written by Zayd Dorn, Stephanie Fleischman, Jacquelyn Reingold, Emily Schwend, Beau Willimon

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Duffy Square, 46th Street And Broadway, NY     07 Jun 2011

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Christine Jones, in association with LOT-EK Architects

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Too Much Too Soon

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Too Much Too Soon is a collection of short plays commissioned by Red Elevator Productions and Lesser America. the production is a sequel to Red Elevator's Too Little Too Late, that ran at HERE Arts Center in 2010 and that earned three New York Innovative theater Award nominations, including Best Short Play, Best Actress in a Featured Role, and Best Ensemble. It included work by Lucy Alibar (Sundance Screenwriting Award), Bekah Brunstetter (Be A Good Little Widow), Sam Forman (the Moscows of Nantucket), Amy Herzog (4000 Miles - Lincoln Center, After the Revolution - Playwrights Horizons), Elizabeth Meriwether (No Strings Attached, New Girl) and Daniel Talbott (Yosemite - Rattlestick, theater Hall of Fame Fellowship Award). Following Too Little Too Late's example, Too Much Too Soon will spotlight the work of promising and fiercely adventurous playwrights with distinct and diverse voices.
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An evening of short plays by Nikole Beckwith, Dean Imperial, Nick Jones, Melissa Ross, Emily Schwend And Ken Urban

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Theater for the New City
155 First AVenue, New York, NY 10009     29 Sep 2011

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Lesser America and Red Elevator Production

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Utility

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Amber has two jobs, three kids and an 8 year olds birthday party to plan. Her on again-off again husband, Chris, is back on and determined to help out the best he can. Sometimes thats good enough. As Amber struggles with the tiny avalanche of day-to-day setbacks, she finds herself a stranger to the person this life is turning her into.

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