Emma Wiseman


Emma Wiseman is a multidisciplinary theater-maker with a particular interest in puppets and objects. She has been a resident artist with Mabou Mines and the Puppet Lab at St. Ann’s Warehouse, and her original and collaborative works of performance have been seen at venues including St. Ann’s Warehouse, Dixon Place, LaMaMa, the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, Abrons Arts Center, the CATCH performance series, Theatre@37, and the INSITU Dance Festival. As a performer and deviser Emma has worked with David Neumann, Jeanette Yew, Megan Murtha, Dan Hurlin, Sophie Maguire, and dance/music collective The Space We Make. Emma has toured internationally with Robin Frohardt’s The Pigeoning and Nick Lehane’s Chimpanzee, and premiered Frohardt’s The Plastic Bag Store at Carolina Performing Arts in September of 2018. She served as lead puppeteer for “Animated Life”, a New York Times Op-Doc series created by Sweet Fern Productions, which was nominated for an Emmy in 2016, and has worked on puppet videos for the World Wildlife Fund, singer-songwriter Nellen Dryden, and the band Mipso. In addition to her performance work, Emma has a visual art practice of mixed-media and embroidery.