This week Jimmy talks with Iowa theatre teacher and playwright Emily Hageman. She talks about creating new work with and for her students, the pros and cons of competition, and body-positive casting.
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Teacher and Playwright
Emily Hageman is a music and theater educator currently residing in Sioux City, Iowa. Her plays have seen production with Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, Heartland Theatre Company, A Light in Dark Places, the Red Eye 10s International Play Festival, Eden Prairie Players, Midwest Dramatists Conference, the Growing Stage Theatre, Theatre Evolve, Spokane Stage Left, Iowa State University, Memoriam Development Nightshade, Chagrin Valley Little Theatre, and Gi60s. Emily is published with YouthPLAYS (“Everafter.com” and “The Man Card”) and Stage Partners (“Back Cover, "The Cages We Build," "Brian the Comet," and "The Pandemic That Didn't Define Them"). Her plays are constantly workshopped by the magnificent high school and middle school actors at Siouxland Christian School.