Emilie Pascale Beck


Emilie Pascale Beck’s plays include Sovereign Body (Productions: Road Theatre, Winding Road Theatre; Workshops: Playwrights Theatre, Elephant Theatre, Road Theatre; 2011 Smith Prize Finalist),  Number of People (Production: Piven Theatre Workshop; Development: Hartford Stage, Pasadena Playhouse, Playwrights Theatre, Piven Theatre Workshop), And Let the Skies Fall (Production: El Portal Theatre), and Trace (Development: Boston Court Pasadena). For over a decade she served as the Literary Manager/Director of New Play Development at Boston Court Pasadena, where she ran the Playwrights' Group and curated the New Play Reading Festival.  Directing credits: How the Light Gets In (winner of 2020 Steinberg/ATCA Award for a new play), Shiv, and Cassiopeia (Ovation Award) at Boston Court Pasadena, Miss Keller Has No Second Book (Gulfshore Playhouse), Block Nine (LA Weekly Awards) (Elephant Theatre), Because They Have No Words (Jeff Award) (Lounge Theatre, Piven Theatre Workshop), among others. Dramaturg: The Children, Heavier Than, Alcestis, RII, Everything You Touch, The House in ScarsdaleEverything That Never Happened, and Both And: A Play About Laughing While Black (Boston Court Pasadena). Publications: Colorado Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, Waxwing, Howlround, LA Stage. She has taught creative writing at UT Dallas, acting at Cal Poly Pomona, has been a guest lecturer at the UC Riverside MFA in Writing Program, and a guest speaker in the UCLA Theatre Major and USC’s Professional Writing Program. Her degrees are from Northwestern University (B.S. in Performance Studies) and Warren Wilson Program for Writers (M.F.A. in Fiction).