Emma Joy Hill is a writer, performer, dramaturg, and theatre artist. Her passion for writing plays extends into a deep love for grotesque performance art, devised theatre, and sexual violence activism. She is an MFA Playwriting candidate at Columbia University and holds a BA in Theatre Studies/Playwriting from the University of Connecticut where she has had multiple workshops and staged readings of her plays including The Fit of the Coastlines, In Other Gardens, Trudy Tries to Say I Love You But Runs Out of Breath, Women Have Teeth Tongue Eyes Too, Various Levels of Hell, and 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. 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, Dallas and Chicago. She has experience working with companies such as The Brick, Women's Theatre Festival, Deviant Theatre, 59E59 Theatre, Studio 570, Theatre L'Acadie, Cinnamon Summer Series, Echo Theatre, Bated Breath Theatre Company, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Jorgensen Theatre, and Out of Chaos Theatre in the United Kingdom. In addition to her work as an artist, she works as an educator and advocate. She has experience teaching theatre, acting, and creative writing to children ages 5-18. In tandem with her interest in education, she is the Chief Creative Officer of the organization Brave Embrace, which works to prevent sex trafficking and empower young girls. She also volunteers with Tanzania Development Trust to combat female genital mutilation (FGM) in the country. At the present, she is working on a commissioned production for Studio 570 chronicling the Women's Suffrage Movement. She is currently based in Connecticut.