Perfect Women

by Emma Goldman-Sherman

Rosie starts a Youtube channel for her birthday to document the stuff that happens, and a lot happens! This is a romp through early adolescence with lesbian longings, Barbie comes to life and runs off with a stone butch biker chick who used to be Pygmalion’s Galatea, you know, just like your own teen years… From body image issues to acceptance — is it possible?

  • Cast Size: Flexible Casting (6-15 performers)
  • Running Time: 75+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

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About the Playwright

Emma Goldman-Sherman believes in the power of theatre to confer healing and agency on audiences. Her plays have been produced on 4 continents and include “Counting in Sha’ab” (Golden Thread, and Abraham’s Daughters (  Productions at Golden Thread, Dixon Place, The New Ohio, Manhattan Theatre Source, WP Theatre Lab, New Circle, and online with CyberTank, Almost Adults, Clutch, Digital Dramatists and Theatre Viscera. Upcoming work at The Tank and with Experimental Bitch Presents. Her plays have been finalisted at Henley Rose, BAPF, Unicorn (3x), Cutting Ball (3x), Campfire, and The Bridge Initiative. Emma earned an MFA from University of Iowa where she received a Norman Felton Award and the Richard Maibaum Award for Plays Addressing Social Justice. Perfect Women won the Jane Chambers Award (student division). Emma received residencies at Millay Colony, Ragdale and twice at WordBridge where she also worked as a dramaturg. As Resident Dramaturg, she created and ran the 29th Street Playwrights Collective and the WriteNow Workshop from 2015 – 2021 supported by several LMCC grants and a Puffin Foundation grant. In 2019 Emma started to support female-identified and gender-non-conforming writers of all genres on Zoom. In 2021 she launched Brave New Workshop for new play development. She has taught at U of Iowa, Great Plains Theatre Conference, the Alliance for Jewish Theatre, New York Writers Workshop and privately. She is a member of The Dramatists Guild, Honor Roll, and Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas. Her plays are available at Next Stage Press, Smith Scripts (UK), Applause, Smith & Kraus, and on

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