Emma Goidel (Playwright)
Emma is a founding member of Orbiter 3, Philadelphia's critically acclaimed producing playwrights collective. She is delighted to return to Azuka with The Gap, developed at Ars Nova and Labyrinth Theatre Co. in NYC, and InterAct Theatre Co. and Theatre Exile in Philadelphia. Her other plays include A Knee That Can Bend (Orbiter 3, finalist for seven 2016 Barrymore Awards, American Theater Critics Association/Steinberg Award nominee); Local Girls (Azuka Theatre, developed at Playwrights Realm); and We Can All Agree To Pretend This Never Happened (Tiny Dynamite & InterAct Theatre Co. in Philly, Òran Mór in Glasgow, Ensemble Studio Theatre in NYC). Her work has been supported and developed through residencies and fellowships at Ars Nova and Playwrights Realm in New York, the Playwright's Center in Minneapolis, SPACE on Ryder Farm, New York Stage & Film at Vassar, and InterAct Theatre Company and The Foundry in Philadelphia.

Emma was a finalist for the 2016 F. Otto Haas Award, the 2016 Independence Foundation Award for an Outstanding New Play/Musical, and the 2015 Princess Grace Award, and was a 2017 Lanford Wilson Award nominee. Love to Ilana, who is now, finally, her spouse.