Emma Palzere-Rae

Emma Palzere-Rae

Jury Coordinator

Emma is an actress, playwright, director, producer, and non-profit administrator living in New London, CT. She is the founder of Be Well Productions, which tours her original one-woman plays on women as diverse as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Gilda Radner and Victoria Woodhull. She is the co-founder of The Way of the Labyrinth Playwrights Retreat and the former Artistic Director of Plays for Living (NYC). Currently, Emma is the Associate Director at Artreach, Inc. (Norwich, CT). She serves on the steering committee for the CT Chapter of the League of Professional Theater Women, and is a member of Actors Equity Association and the Dramatists Guild, where she is the regional representative for New England – West. Emma also sits on the New London Arts Council and the board of the CT Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. In 2021, Emma was awarded an Artist Fellowship from the CT Office of the Arts. She joined the Mystic Film Festival in 2018, and became one of the jury coordinators in 2021.

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