Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Emily Ackerman

EMILY ACKERMAN is a playwright and actress based in NYC.  Her first play, ReEntry (co-authored with KJ Sanchez), is based on interviews with members of the Marine Corps and is published by Playscripts.  ReEntry has received critical acclaim at Two River Theater Company, Urban Stages, Baltimore Center Stage, Roundhouse Theatre, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, the Segerstrom Center, and at numerous military bases around the US and Europe (tour produced through a Department of Defense contract with American Records).  Ms. Ackerman has been a member of The Civilians since 2006. With The Civilians: This Beautiful City (Original Collaborator/Performer; Colorado Springs, ATL/Humana Festival 2008, Studio Theatre, Center Theater Group, Vineyard Theatre), Gone Missing (Barrow Street Theatre, Off-Broadway Cast Album, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville), developmental workshops of The Great Immensity and Shadow of Himself, multiple cabarets at Joe’s Pub, and at the 2012 TED Conference in Long Beach, CA. Additional performance credits include: Arena Stage, American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theater, California Shakespeare Theater, Seattle Repertory Theater, and Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. Ms. Ackerman also volunteers with the Writer’s Guild Foundation and Wounded Warriors, teaching writing workshops to veterans, their families, and caregivers. She has also taught workshops in writing and acting at Emerson, Colorado College, Connecticut College, and for international artists through The Kennedy Center.