Emily Dendinger

Emily Dendinger is a Brooklyn-based writer by way of Chicago. Her plays include Hideous Progeny (produced by LiveWire, Holland Productions and North Park College), For the Falls, Still Quiet, No home for Bees, and Pocketful of Sand (winner of the Activate Midwest New Play Award and a 2015 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Award finalist). She is a two-time winner of Theater Masters National Play Competition and has been a finalist for the City Theatre National Award, DC Source Festival, the Heideman Award, and 2017 Emerald Prize. Emily has worked around the country with companies including The Lark, Sideshow Theatre, The Trip, The Alliance, The Navigators, NNPN, Filament Theatre, Available Light, Curious Theatre Company, NJ Rep, and TimeLine Theatre. Emily was the 2015-2016 NNPN Playwright-in-Residence with Curious Theatre Company and is an alumni member of TimeLine’s Writer’s Collective. Emily is a graduate of the University of Iowa’s Playwright’s Workshop.

Sci-fi influences: Lovecraft, H.G. Wells, Madeleine L’Engle, The X-Files, and Mary Shelley.