Emma Goidel is a Philadelphia-based playwright.
In 2014 she co-founded Orbiter 3, Philly's critically acclaimed producing playwrights collective .
Her plays include A Knee That Can Bend (Orbiter 3, finalist for seven 2016 Barrymore Awards including Outstanding New Play/Musical, ACTA/Steinberg Award nomination), Local Girls (Azuka Theatre, 2015 Kilroys List Honorable Mention), We Can All Agree To Pretend This Never Happened (Ensemble Studio Theatre, Òran Mór in Glasgow, InterAct Theatre Company/Tiny Dynamite), and The Gap (development: Ars Nova, Labyrinth Theater Co., InterAct Theatre Co.; 2016 Kilroys List Honorable Mention).
Emma is a member of the Ars Nova Play Group, and has received fellowships from the Playwrights Realm, InterAct Theatre Company, the Playwrights’ Center, and New York Stage & Film/Powerhouse Theater.
Her work was recognized 8 times at the 2016 Barrymore Awards, where Emma was one of four finalists for the F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Artist--the largest award given to an individual artist by Theatre Philadelphia.