New Play Festival

Date change for EMOS 2022

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the next EMOS Festival has been postponed. EMOS 2021 will become EMOS 2022, still hosted by Emory University, Theater Emory, and The Playwriting Center of Theater Emory in Atlanta, Georgia. The deadline for script submissions has been extended to August 21, 2021.

2022 Chair Lydia Fort of Emory, along with co-chairs Chantal Bilodeau of The Arctic Cycle and Ian Garrett from York University, have already put together their call for plays, which you can find here. More information can be found on this site as it becomes available.   


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New book released by EMOS founder 

A new book, Earth Matters on Stage by EMOS founder Dr. Theresa J. May, maps how theater in the US has reflected and responded to the nation’s environmental history during the 20th century. Beginning with plays & performances that forwarded the ecological violence of settler colonialism, through the important role of grassroots theater and the arts during the civil rights movements, to the present era of climate justice, May argues that theater is a crucial tool of democracy, a place to embody the stories of relation that carry us toward a just, compassionate, and sustainable society.  Or, as dramatist Monique Mojica writes, a place to “spin possible worlds into being.” 

Upcoming Symposia

Currently seeking EMOS hosts for beyond 2022. Watch here for more information.