Emma Wood


Emma Wood is an award winning, internationally produced playwright from Melbourne Australia. With a determination to write stories both entertaining and thought provoking, Emma’s plays have been widely acclaimed by audiences and critics. Her ability to create passionate, substantial roles for women of all ages particularly delights actresses and audiences. Her full length plays are very different but have common threads: engaging characters of a wide range of ages, sparkling dialogue, and a satisfying story to tell. She has been produced by professional and community theatre companies in the UK, Australia and Asia.


Awards include:

Best New Play: Water Child (City of Newcastle Drama Awards 2012)

Best Play of the Day and Best Play of the Week (Audience Choice): Woman’s Work at Short and Sweet Manila 2017

Nominations for Best New Play: Mr Bennet’s Bride – City of Newcastle Drama Awards 2014

Results pending:

A Hit and Miss Christmas is:

- a finalist in B Street Theatre (Sacramento USA) ‘New Comedies Festival 2020. (Winners announced July).

- a semi finalist at Creede Repertory Headwaters Festival 2020 (Colorado USA) (Winners announced October)


Full length plays include:

Mr Bennet’s Bride (Period Comedic Drama 4M/6F)

Water Child (Drama 1M/4F)

A Hit and Miss Christmas (Comedy 3M/4F)

The Third Act (Comedic Drama 2M/5F)