playwright / orbiter 3 co-founder
Originally hailing from Atlanta, Emma Goidel is a Philadelphia-based playwright and co-founder of Philadelphia's critically acclaimed producing playwrights collective Orbiter 3.
Her plays include A Knee That Can Bend (Orbiter 3, finalist for seven Barrymore Awards, American Theater Critics Association/Steinberg Award nomination); Local Girls (Azuka Theatre, Kilroys List Honorable Mention); We Can All Agree To Pretend This Never Happened (Tiny Dynamite/InterAct, Òran Mór, Ensemble Studio Theatre); and The Gap (development: Ars Nova, Labyrinth Theatre Co., InterAct; Kilroys List Honorable Mention).
She has received fellowships and residencies from Ars Nova, Playwrights Realm, InterAct Theatre Company, The Playwrights' Center, and New York Stage & Film/Powerhouse Theater.
Emma was a finalist for the 2016 F. Otto Haas Award, the Virginia Brown Martin Philadelphia Award (with Orbiter 3), the Independence Foundation Award for an Outstanding New Play/Musical (A Knee That can Bend), and the 2015 Princess Grace Award (Local Girls), and was a 2017 Lanford Wilson Award nominee.