Emma Ettinger

University of Birmingham Postgraduate Award, University of Birmingham - Creative Writing

Emma is a theatre artist pursuing an MA in Shakespeare and Creativity at the University of Birmingham’s Shakespeare Institute. She is a graduate of the BFA Stage Management program at Syracuse University, where she wrote and directed "And the Women Cried" – a female-centered adaptation of Shakespeare's history plays – and has stage managed for several regional and youth theatre organisations in the US. Emma values the collaborative nature of theatre and looks forward to creating new work with her cohort at the Shakespeare Institute. She enjoyed celebrating Shakespeare 400 in the UK during her undergraduate semester abroad and is excited to continue to explore the bard’s place in UK culture – particularly in Stratford-Upon-Avon where her studies will be based. As a playwright and dramaturge, Emma is focused on exploring the ways we re-tell classic stories for today’s world. She looks forward to experiencing some of the new ways in which Shakespeare’s words will continue to resonate when theatres re-open.