Emily Steel is originally from Wales and now lives in Adelaide. As a playwright, her work includes Euphoria (Country Arts SA/State Theatre Company SA; Community and Youth Theatre Award, AWGIES), Sepia (Tour Ready Award, Adelaide Fringe) and Rocket Town (inSPACE Development Award, Adelaide Fringe), each of which began with conversations in regional communities. Her other plays include How Not To Make It In America (Theatre Republic) and 19 weeks (Jill Blewett Playwright’s Award, Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature; Best Theatre Award, Adelaide Fringe). Her audio plays include an adaptation of 19 weeks (Audio Award, AWGIES) broadcast on BBC Radio 4. She came up with the concept and was one of the core writers for STCSA/ActNow’s Decameron 2.0 project, which put 100 new monologues on YouTube during the 2020 lockdown (Best Work Outside a Festival, Ruby Awards). She has taught playwriting at Flinders University, University of Adelaide and Adelaide College of the Arts, mentored young writers for ATYP, Carclew and Helpmann, and led writing workshops in schools and communities around SA. She is currently working on new plays for Theatre Republic and STCSA, and is an Artist in Residence at the Assemblage Centre for Creative Arts at Flinders University.