Emily Brauer Rogers is a writer and educator from Los Angeles.
She received her Masters in Professional Writing with emphasis on dramatic writing from the University of Southern California. She's had three full length plays, Searching for Americana, Hardcore: Women’s Reflections on Iraq, and The Paper Hangers produced as well as optioned her screenplay Romeo, Juliet, and Rosaline to Amazon Studios with her writing partner, Koji Sakai.
Emily has participated in HBMG Foundation and The Orchard Project's residencies where she has continued to develop and workshop her plays. She's had readings at Theatricum Botanicum, Project La Femme and Curtis Theatre's Page to Stage Festival, AboutFace Theatre in Ireland, and Woven Theatre in Nashville. She's currently a member of the Playground-LA company and also worked with FellSwoop Playwrights Collective.
She's published in a Smith and Kraus anthology, 161 Monologues from Literature and Kids Comedic Monologues that are Actually Funny. Her ten minute and one act plays have been read and produced in San Diego, New York, Los Angeles, Orange County, Colorado, North Dakota, Missouri, Indiana, England, and Australia.
She served as the managing director for a small subversive theatre company called the Hunger Artists from 2006-2008. While there she started an international playwriting festival, Beyond Convention, and produced it for five years.
She's worked in theatre and film through internships at DreamWorks, John F. Kennedy Center of Performing Arts, Actors Theatre of Louisville and Summer Cabaret at Yale. She's currently a member of Dramatists Guild, WGA, and SCBWI.
She currently teaches writing at the University of California, Irvine as well as teaching classes for UC Online Education where she explores gamification as part of her pedagogy.