Emily Mann (director)

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Emily Mann
Born (1952-04-12) April 12, 1952 (age 66)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
EducationHarvard University (BA)
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MFA)

Emily Mann (born April 12, 1952[1]) is a multi-award-winning director and playwright.


She has been the Artistic Director and Resident Playwright of the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey since April 1991. [2] As Artistic Director of McCarter Theatre she has overseen over 125 productions. Under Mann’s leadership, McCarter was honored with the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater in 1994 and celebrated the 2013 Best Play Tony Award win for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang, which was commissioned, developed and premiered at the McCarter Theatre.

Mann is a winner of the Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Award, Obie and Peabody awards, and a Guggenheim fellowship. Mann has received Tony Award nominations as both a director and a playwright. In 2002 she received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Princeton University. In 2011 Mann was named the National Theatre Conference's Person of the Year.

She grew up in Chicago, where her father taught history. She completed her BA in English literature at Harvard University (Radcliffe College) in 1974 and her MFA in Directing from the University of Minnesota in 1976.



Some of her McCarter directing credits include:



  1. ^ "Emily Mann filmreference.com
  2. ^ Greene, Alexis. "Emily Mann: The Quiet Radical" American Theatre, July/August 2015
  3. ^ http://retroproductions.org/retroproductions.htm Retroproductions.org Archived February 19, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "404 - McCarter Theatre". www.mccarter.org. Archived from the original on 2011-05-04. Retrieved 2010-04-16.