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Powerful Playwrights: Featured Writer - Emily Mann

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Emily Mann, born April 12, 1952, is the multi-award–winning Artistic Director and resident playwright for the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey, where she has overseen over 85 productions. This is her 23rd season as Artistic Director. Under Ms. Mann’s leadership, McCarter Theatre was honored with the 1994 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater.
A winner of the Dramatists Guild of America Hull-Warriner Award and the Edward Albee Last Frontier Directing Award, Ms. Mann is a member of the Dramatists Guild and serves on its Council. In 2002 she received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Princeton University. In 2011 Ms. Mann was named the National Theatre Conference's Person of the Year.
She was born in Princeton, New Jersey to a Jewish family.

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