emma-stanton-headshot-2EMMA STANTON is a Chicago and New York theater artist. Her plays include BOJKO AND THE GLACIER, JITTERBUG, ONE WOOD ROAD, BOUNTIFUL PLANETS, and NO CANDY. Written collaborations include THE CURE (Walkabout Theater Company), STORM (Walkabout Theater Company & London’s Moon Fool), CIRCLE-MACHINE (Oracle Theater), and THE STRAIGHT LINE (American Theater Company, as part of their Chicago Chronicle Program). Additionally, Emma has worked with such companies as Collaboraction, Steppenwolf Theater Company, Victory Gardens Theater, About Face Theatre, Redmoon Theater, Double Edge Theater, En Garde Arts, and Roundabout Theatre.

Her ten-minute play, IN THE DANUBE, was a recipient of a Civics and Arts Foundation Playwriting Award for Emerging Artists in Chicago, and is currently a Finalist for the 2016 Heideman Award at Actors Theatre of Louisville. For her play NO CANDY, Emma was a finalist for the 2016 Susan Glaspell Award, a winner of the Columbia University/Roundabout Theater Underground Reading Series, and the recipient of the 2016 Jane Chambers Feminist Playwriting Award. Most recently, Emma became the 2016 Princess Grace Award Playwriting Fellow, which includes a year-long residency at New Dramatists and publication of her play NO CANDY by Samuel French.

Emma is currently developing a play at the Goodman Theater, where she is a member of the 2016- 2017 Playwrights Unit. She is also developing a short play for Boston College, where she received her undergraduate degree in theater and philosophy.

BA: Boston College; MFA: Columbia University.