EM Lewis

EM Lewis Librettist

Librettist E. M. LEWIS joined the Composer Librettist Development Program in 2013 and is currently working on Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant with composer Evan Meier. In her first year of the CLDP, she worked with Meier on the one-act opera entitled The Resurrection Engine, and with composer Clarice Assad on The Crossing (a semi-finalist for Arizona Opera’s “Arizona Bold” program). Her award-winning plays have been produced around the world, and are published by Samuel French. She received the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for Song of Extinction and the Primus Prize for Heads from the American Theater Critics Association, and the Ted Schmidt Award for Outstanding Writing of a World Premiere Play from the Los Angeles County Drama Critics Association. Lewis received the Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, and was a finalist for the Shakespeare’s Sister Fellowship. Recent productions include The Gun Show at 16th Street Theater in Chicago, Moving Arts in Los Angeles, and Passage Theater in Trenton; and Heads at Theater for the New City in NYC.  She workshopped Magellanica, at TimeLine Theater in Chicago in December. Her newest play, Now Comes the Night, has its world premiere at 1st Stage as part of the Women’s Voices Festival in Washington, DC this fall. EM is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and ASCAP.