Emily Mann Biography

Emily Mann
Emily Mann

Emily Mann has been the Artistic Director of McCarter Theatre since 1990. Her McCarter directing credits include: All Over, Romeo & Juliet, BecauseHeCan, The Cherry Orchard (also adapted), Fool for Love, Safe as Houses, Meshugah, 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. Her play, Greensboro (A Requiem), which had its world premiere at McCarter in 1996, was produced this fall at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Greensboro Massacre.

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 to Having Our Say that recently aired on CBS, and won a 1999 Peabody Award.

Ms. Mann made her Broadway debut as playwright and director with Execution

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Recent Performances of works by Emily Mann
Production/Credit WhereOpening Night
Having Our Say McCarter Theatre 9/11/2009
Having Our Say Theater Project 11/6/2003
Having Our Say Theater Project 4/24/2003
Still Life Women's Theater Company 3/7/2002
Meshugah McCarter Theatre 10/20/1998
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Recent Production Credits
Production/Credit WhereOpening Night
Uncle Vanya ...... Directed McCarter Theatre 4/29/2003
BecauseHeCan ...... Directed McCarter Theatre 3/27/2001
The Cherry Orchard ...... Directed McCarter Theatre 3/28/2000
Meshugah ...... Directed McCarter Theatre 10/20/1998
Safe as Houses ...... Directed McCarter Theatre 3/17/1998
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