Emma Wood

Emma Wood is an award winning, internationally produced playwright from Melbourne Australia. With a determination to write stories both entertaining and thought provoking, Emma’s plays have been widely acclaimed by audiences and critics in ten full length productions. Her ability to create passionate, substantial roles for men and women of all ages delights actors and audiences. Her full length plays are very different but have common threads: engaging characters of a wide range of ages, sparkling dialogue, and a satisfying story to tell. She has been produced by professional and community theatre companies in the UK, Australia and Asia.
Emma is the recipient of Best New Play in the City of Newcastle Drama Awards 2012 for Water Child, as well as a nomination in 2014 for Mr Bennet's Bride. Her latest play, A Hit and Miss Christmas, is currently a finalist with B Street Theatre New Comedies, and semi-finalist with Creede Repertory Headwaters New Play Festival, pending results in 2021. It was also a semi-finalist with Dreamcatcher Rep 2021. Another full length play, The Third Act, was a semi-finalist in Act Your Age Showcase (Manchester UK) 2021.
She also won 'Audience Choice' award at Short and Sweet Manila 2017 for her short play Women of the World.

WATER CHILD by Emma Wood

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