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Emma Joy Hill is a writer, performer, dramaturg, and theatre artist. Her work as a playwright extends realms of grotesque performance art, devised theatre, exploration of human rights questions, and sexual violence activism. She was accepted into Columbia's MFA Playwriting Program in 2022 and received a BA in Theatre Studies/Playwriting from the University of Connecticut where she has had multiple workshops and staged readings of her plays including Those Hollow Bodies which was awarded a full production at the University. In the past, she has been commissioned by the Natural Resources Conservation Academy to develop work that addresses climate change in communities, and Studio 570 to write a piece chronicling the Women's Suffrage Movement (entitled All the Rage). Additionally, she was a recipient of the Bushwick Starr's Pet Project Grant and the Foundation of the Arts Playwriting Grant in 2020. As a professional playwright, she has developed theatre throughout Connecticut, New York City, Philadelphia, and Chicago. She has experience working with companies such as Concord Theatricals, The Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Play Festival, The Brick, Women's Theatre Festival, 59E59 Theatre, Echo Theatre Dallas, Studio 570, Theatre L'Acadie, Cinnamon Summer Series, Bated Breath Theatre Company, Capital Classics, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Jorgensen Theatre, and Out of Chaos Theatre in the United Kingdom. She is currently based in Connecticut.

I believe that our


dare not do the walk of shame. I believe that our theatre put its manners on the back burner. I believe that our theatre be honest. I believe that our theatre be screaming. I believe that silence is dangerous. I believe in always calling out. I believe we make work for people who hate it. I believe that work will be the work that changes the world. I believe in a world that's interesting because of theatre that's interesting. I believe in a theatre that's interesting only if it interests us. I am only interested in sitting if I can't stand myself. I am only interested in starving and being starved. I am only interested in being uncomfortable. I am only interested in being pinned against the wall. I am only interested in really hot sex. In really loud voices. In big booms. In time bombs. In bright lights. In convulsions. In kissing gross. In impolite. In honest. In gorging myself. In leaving the pots and pans in the sink. In making a wild mess. In eating more. Making more. Even if it means being sick in the morning. 


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