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Emily Mann

Emily Mann Emily Mann is in her sixteenth season as Artistic Director of McCarter Theatre. 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 prior to its successful run on Broadway, a national tour and a production at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Broadway production was nominated for three Tony awards, an Outer Critics and a Drama Desk award. Mann also wrote the teleplay for Having Our Say which aired as a Kraft Premiere Movie on CBS TV April 18, 1999 and received a Peabody Award, a Christopher Award and a nomination for outstanding achievement in television and radio by the Writers Guild of America. Mann wrote and directed Meshugah, adapted from the story by Isaac Bashevis Singer, which had its world premiere at McCarter and was recently produced off Broadway. Her play, Greensboro (A Requiem), had its world premiere at McCarter in 1997. Her other McCarter directing credits include: Miss Witherspoon, The Bells, Last of the Boys, Getting Home, Anna in The Tropics (McCarter and Broadway), Uncle Vanya (also adapted), The Tempest, All Over, Romeo and Juliet, BecauseHeCan, The Cherry Orchard (also adapted), Fool For Love, Safe as Houses; 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. She received an Obie Award for her direction of the New York run of All Over. Mann made her Broadway debut as a playwright and director with Execution of Justice, for which she received a Bay Area Theatre Critics Award, a Playwriting Award from the Women´s Committee of the Dramatists Guild, a Burns Mantle Yearbook Best Play Citation, and a Drama Desk nomination. Her play, Still Life, premiered at the Goodman Theatre, and opened Off-Broadway under her direction in 1981, winning six Obie Awards, including Distinguished Playwriting and Distinguished Directing. Her first play, Annulla, An Autobiography, premiered at The Guthrie Theater and was produced at The New Theatre of Brooklyn. A recipient of the prestigious Hull-Warriner Award and the Edward Albee Last Frontier Directing Award, Mann is a member of the Dramatists Guild and serves on its Council. A collection of her plays, Testimonies: Four Plays, has been published by Theatre Communications Group, Inc.