Emily Townshend

Emily Townshend (19/20 Design Lab) is a playwright, audio producer, and computer scientist currently based in Hamilton, Ontario. After a weird detour into engineering, they accepted that theater would always be their true passion (and they’ve only looked back a few times since). They were the 2018 recipient of the J.C.W Saxton Prize in Playwriting from the Dan School of Drama and Music (Queen’s University). Emily strives to create inclusive, dynamic theatre that appeals to a wide audience. Science can save the world, but only art will make the world worth saving.

Recent credits include, as Extra: Nurses (Global TV). As Sound Designer: Dreaming Pink (YIKES! a theatre company). As Performer: Lailah, InCommon (FG Productions Inc); Janet Flanner, Goodbye Paris (Queen’s University). 

Follow along with Emily’s most recent projects online @storyranger.

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