Emily Mann


Council Member, The Dramatists Guild of America Emily Mann has been the Artistic Director of McCarter Theatre since 1990. Her McCarter directing credits include: Last of the Boys, Anna in the Tropics (which transferred to Broadway and received a Tony nomination for Best Play) Uncle Vanya (also adapted), The Tempest, All Over (for which she won an Obie Award), Romeo & JulietThe Cherry Orchard (also adapted), Fool for Love, Safe as Houses, Meshugah (her play adapted from the novel by Isaac Bashevis Singer), The House of Bernarda Alba (also adapted), Betrayal, The Mai, A Doll House, The Perfectionist, Miss Julie (also adapted), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Three Sisters, Betsey Brown (co-author), The Glass Menagerie, The Matchmaker and Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992.  Ms. Mann wrote and directed Having Our Say, adapted from the book by Sarah L. Delany and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth, which had its world premiere at McCarter Theatre. Having Our Say went on to Broadway, where it was nominated for three Tony Awards, followed by a national tour and a production at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ms. Mann wrote the screenplay for Having Our Say and won a 1999 Peabody Award.  Ms. Mann made her Broadway debut as playwright and director with Execution of Justice, for which she received a Bay Area Theatre Critics Award, a Playwriting Award from the Women’s Committee of the Dramatists Guild, a Burns Mantle Yearbook Best Play Citation, and a Drama Desk nomination. Her play, Still Life, premiered at the Goodman Theatre, and opened Off-Broadway under her direction in 1981, winning six Obie Awards, including Distinguished Playwriting and Distinguished Directing. Her first play, Annulla, An Autobiography, premiered at The Guthrie Theater and was produced at The New Theatre of Brooklyn.


A recipient of the prestigious Hull-Warriner Award, Ms. Mann is a member of the Dramatists Guild and serves on its Council. A collection of her plays, Testimonies: Four Plays, has been published by Theatre Communications Group, Inc.Her newest book, Political Stages: Plays That Shaped A Century, an anthology she edited of pivotal twentieth century works by major American playwrights, was published in 2002