(Afloat Book) Emily Kaczmarek is a NYC-based writer, teacher, and performer. Works include: Sam & Lizzie (First Floor Theatre), Afloat (with Zoe Sarnak; Prospect Theatre Company, WP Theatre Pipeline Festival), Afterwords (with Zoe Sarnak; Village Theatre Beta Series, Village Originals Festival of New Musicals, Playwrights Horizons–Musical Theatre Factory workshop, NYMF Developmental Reading), American Kids (City Theatre ShortCuts, Women in Arts & Media Coalition, BoxFest Detroit), Landed, Alma Mater and Hold Your Peace (with Zoe Sarnak; New York Film Academy commissions), Paper & Glue (Future of Storytelling Conference, various high schools in NY and CA), and Anything New (NYU commission, Wombat Theatre Co). Residencies include: SPACE on Ryder Farm, Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Goodspeed Musicals. Awards include: 2018 Kleban Prize Finalist, 2017 Premiere Stages Play Festival Semifinalist, 2018 Jonathan Larson Grant Finalist (with Zoe Sarnak; winners to be announced). She also teaches writing to high schoolers through the college access program SEO Scholars, and sings whenever possible. Education: New York University.