What is New Dramatists

Emily Bubeck

Development Associate

Emily/Bubeck is a Queer, Catholic, Appalachian theatre practitioner who enjoys facilitating the development and consumption of new works by traditionally underrepresented artists. She is especially drawn to projects that allow us to expand our ideas on how we tell stories and who those stories serve. Bubeck is a co-founder of Breaking & Entering Theatre Collective and she serves as the Artistic Producing Director of the group. She has worked in New York City, serving the downtown & Indie theater scene as a stage manager, production manager and freelance producer; collaborating on projects at LaMama ETC, The Players Theater, the New Ohio, Dixon Place, The Fled Collective, Ars Nova and more. Beyond facilitating new work for the stage Emily also directs, collaborating in long form developmental settings with playwrights Sam Hamashima (Role for Initiative) and SMJ (yoho), and writes, experimenting with the space between theater and performance art through her pieces; my body is falling apart and I’m not sure what to do anymore, Don’t Let Me Walk Away, and Women’s Work. Emily was trained at Otterbein University and has worked with various Theater organizations and institutions, including A.R.T./New York, En Garde Arts, Soho Rep., Cherry Lane Theater, Short North Stage and Mosaic Theatre Company of D.C. Bubeck’s work has been described as D.I.Y., women-centric, layered, authentic and engaging: and her approach to the rehearsal room has been explained by New Dramatists Alum Matthew Freeman as “no bullshit with a big dose of kindness.”  In her spare time Bubeck likes to section hike the Appalachian trail, experiment with crochet and rewatch Columbo.