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Photo Credit: Kristen French
 
Emma returns to New York City this August
Same Cast. Same Team. Click here for ticket information.
DATES
Saturday 8/14 @ 9:45 PM
Tuesday 8/17 @ 3:45 PM
Thursday 8/19 @ 8:00 PM
Sunday 8/22 @ 2:30 PM
Wednesday 8/25 @ 9:45 PM
VENUE #17: HERE Mainstage Theater
145 Sixth Ave.
[enter on Dominick St. one block south of Spring]
 
Emma has taken on multiple personalities:
World Premiere Production
Indiana-Chicago Production
where it won SIX Planet awards including Outstanding Overall Production of a New Play, Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script of a Play (Felipe Ossa) and Outstanding Direction (Leah Bonvissuto).  Click here to see pictures from Monetizing Emma's world-premiere.
 
   
Synopsis

The year is 2013 and boutique investment bank Thackeray Walsh is arranging the first-ever securitization of smart teenagers.

Nothing like the insanely convoluted securities that brought the global economy to its knees in 2008-2009, this bond is backed by something far more valuable than sub-prime mortgages or toxic assets. 

It’s backed by an A-list pool of adolescents pledging their future earnings. They get money now in return for a share of their subsequent income.

Emma Dorfman’s one of the chosen elite. A shy 15-year-old who most days shuttles between bullies at school, a pushy mom and a fantasy life inspired by Jane Austen, she’s not exactly sure she wants to be “monetized.” But Thackeray Walsh has special plans for her and Emma may be forced to trade her split reality for something doubly scary…and far more adult.