Emily is a proud Texan, a Northwestern Wildcat, and a cooking enthusiast with fourteen years of experience in theatrical writing and production. Her short plays have appeared as part of reading series produced by Lone Star Theatre Co. and aWe Creative Group, and she is one of the writers, directors, and producers of “Group: The Webseries,” the inaugural web series by SeaDog Productions. Her short play Dead Zone was produced by Shiyr Productions as part of their October 2017 program Shiyr Terror.
Emily's full length work includes Undrown’d: Seeking Asylum (co-written with Benita de Wit, Columbia Stages), Switzerland (Lone Star Theatre Co.), Moonlighting (Lone Star Theatre Co.), Track Twelve (FringeNYC), and The Last Hurrah (Northwestern University). Her management and producing credits include: The View UpStairs (Invisible Wall Productions), The Optics of Dying Light (Columbia Stages), Cosplay (The Brick: Game Play Festival), Before & After (Independent), Vestige (Columbia Stages).
Emily has a Bachelor of Arts in Performance Studies from the Northwestern University School of Communications, with specialties in critical studies, adaptation of narrative for the stage, and multimedia performance. She also holds a Master of Arts in Italian Language and Media from Middlebury College and a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Management & Producing from Columbia University.
GROUP: THE WEBSERIES
This 2012 comic webseries about group therapy was co-created with Shawn Ferreyra and Amy E. Witting.
9/11/2013 – New Works by Mando Alvarado, Emily Comisar & More Set for Lone Star Theatre’s 2013-2014 Season (Broadwayworld)
8/14/2013 – Of Snow and Shakespeare (The Villager)
8/12/2013 – Review of Track Twelve (Theatre Is Easy)
8/11/2013 – Highlights of FringeNYC (Culuradar)
8/06/2013 – Emily Comisar’s TRACK TWELVE to premiere at FringeNYC (Broadwayworld)
8/05/2013 – The Buzziest Shows at NYC Fringe (Crazytown: An Artists’ Asylum)
7/30/2013 – FringeNYC: Track Twelve (NYTheatre.com)
7/09/2013 – Playwright Has 12-Track Mind in NYC (Amtrak Blog)
6/24/2013 – Bohemian Dreams: Emily Comisar (Crazytown: An Artists’ Asylum)