Contact / Resume

For project inquiries and hellos!

email: emmaSwiseman@gmail.com
instagram: @emma_wiseman

Emma Wiseman  
Multidisciplinary Performance / Puppetry

Education & Training /

Sarah Lawrence College / Bronxville, NY / B.A. 2010 / Theater, Puppetry 

Accademia dell’Arte / Arezzo, Italy / Spring 2009 / Mask Theater


Fellowships & Residencies /       

2019 / Theatre @37 Puppetry Residency for OOO: Out of Office / Perry, NY

2018 / Eugene O’Neill Theater Center / Jim Henson Foundation Puppetry Residency for Chimpanzee / Waterford, CT

2015-16 / St. Ann’s Warehouse Puppet Lab / Brooklyn, NY / Lab Co-Directors: Matt Acheson and Krissy Smith 

2015 / Upper Jay Arts Center / Upper Jay, NY / Developmental Residency with The Space We Make

2014 / Mabou Mines Resident Artist Program / New York, NY / Program Mentors: JoAnne Akalitis, David Neumann and Sharon Fogarty                   

2012 / St. Ann’s Warehouse Puppet Lab / Brooklyn, NY

2012 / Upper Jay Arts Center / Upper Jay, NY / Developmental Residency with The Space We Make


Awards & Nominations /   

2016 / Die Puppenstars -International Televised Puppet Competition / 2nd Pl. for The Pigeoning - dir. Robin Frohardt

2016 / Creative Arts Emmy Nomination / “Animated Life” / Sweet Fern Productions / NYTimes Op-Docs 

2016 / The Sarahs International Audio Fiction Award, Best New Artist / “Quadraturin”


Original Projects /

mimosa pudica  / INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival / Socrates Sculpture Park, NYC

OOO: Out Of Office / Puppet Blok @ Dixon Place, NYC / Theatre@37, New York State

Get Ready for One Hundred Owls in a Room / LINECONF and POP! Theater Fest, NYC           

Part of You / Original Puppetry Music Video for singer-songwriter Nellen Dryden 

Untitled Mindfulness Project - Session 1 and 2 / Puppet Lab @ St. Ann’s Warehouse, NYC           

RAILS / Puppet Slam @ LaMama, NYC / Brooklyn Studios for Dance, NYC

Another Lonely Astronaut / Mabou Mines Resident Artist Program @ Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, NYC / Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, Chicago

The Radium Play / Puppet Lab @ St. Ann’s Warehouse, NYC


Performance /

Chimpanzee / dir. Nick Lehane / HERE Arts Center, NYC  / Charleville Festival, France / London Mime Festival, London

The Plastic Bag Store / dir. Robin Frohardt / Carolina Performing Arts, North Carolina  / Times Square Alliance, NYC (upcoming)
Gestures / dir. Megan Murtha and Claire Moodey / Target Margin, NYC

And Here We Are / dir. Jeanette Yew with Experiments in Opera / National Sawdust, NYC

The Pigeoning / dir. Robin Frohardt / International Tour 

Come Back Richard Simmons / dir. Kelly Kerwin / Ant Fest @ Ars Nova, NYC

Songs of Go and Pending / dir. Megan Murtha / Uncanny Valley, NYC

Are You With Us, Graham Grant Graven? / dir. Megan Murtha, NYC

Tough the Tough: (Redux: Steve) / David Neumann/Advanced Beginner Group / Victory Dance @ The New Victory, NYC

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