Staged Reading: The Strangest of All Rooms Creative
Original Creative Team
Emily Hageman (Playright)
Emily Hageman, theatre and music educator and playwright, was born in California, raised in Colorado, and now lives in Iowa. Emily's one acts, short plays, and monologues have primarily been performed in Northwest Iowa, but have been produced throughout the country as well as internationally. Her one act "Back Cover" was selected as the 2018 Critic's Choice at the Iowa High School Speech Association Large Group Competition, and has been performed throughout the country in many high schools, middle schools, and professional theatres. Her one act "The Cages We Build" was selected as the 2019 Critic's Choice at the Iowa High School Speech Association Large Group Competition, making her school the first since 1982 to have two consecutive wins. Her ten-minute play "Ta-Da or Toodle-Oo" was selected for Heartland Theatre's Ten-Minute Play Festival, Spokane Stage Left's Playwrights Playground, and Stage It!; her ten-minute play "Present Tense" was selected for Theatre Lawrence's Short Play Festival, and her play "Everafter.com" was selected for the Stillwater Short Play Festival and the Red Eye 10s: International Playfestival. Her one-minute play "Day Six" was chosen for UK Gi60 Festival, her one act "Character Arc" was selected for Heartland Theatre's New Plays from the Heartland Festival, her ten minute play "Something Profound" was selected for Theatre Evolve's New Works Festival, her play "The Thought Doesn't Count" was selected for a reading at the Midwest Dramatist's Convention, and her play "The Orchid" was selected for A Light in Dark Places. Emily's theatrical pieces are being constantly workshopped by the magnificent high school and middle school actors at Siouxland Christian School.
Emily's passion in life is writing plays for young (and young at heart) actors and actresses. She enjoys challenging them, making them think deeply, and tell stories with truth and beauty. She is a great giver of high-fives, an excellent avoider of hugs, and the loudest laugher that you will ever encounter.