Emmanuel Wilson joined the staff of the Dramatists Guild in 2017. A playwright, producer, and lifelong resident of New York City, Emmanuel founded the Blue Rose Stage Company at age 18, serving as its artistic director for six years. At TADA! Youth Theater, Emmanuel served as artistic associate and literary manager, commissioning and supporting new works from writers including Stephen Schwartz, Lisa Diana Shapiro, and Eric Rockwell. While at TADA, Emmanuel assisted in organizational and season planning, and produced a playwriting contest and reading series for teens. In 2003, he was selected as a New Generations Future Leader by Theater Communications Group. This multi-year fellowship, designed to "cultivate and strengthen a new generation of future theatre leadership" was supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
As Director of Membership, Emmanuel has overseen the expansion of the Guild from 6,500 to over 8,500 members in just three years. He developed new partnerships with Blackboard Plays, EdTA, TCG and more. More recently, his youth theater experience has propelled the Guild's support of the #Enough: Plays to End Gun Violence campaign. He currently serves on the Guild’s New Media, Membership, Political Engagement, and DEI committees.