E. M. Lewis is an award-winning playwright and opera librettist. Her work has been produced around the world, and published by Samuel French. Lewis received the Steinberg Award for “How the Light Gets In” and “Song of Extinction” and the Primus Prize for “Heads” from the American Theater Critics Association, the Ted Schmitt Award from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, a playwriting fellowship from New Jersey State Arts Commission, the 2016 Oregon Literary Fellowship in Drama, and an Edgerton Award for “Magellanica.” Other plays include “Apple Season” (National New Play Network rolling world premiere), “The Gun Show,” “Dorothy’s Dictionary,” and “You Can See All the Stars” (Kennedy Center commission). Operas include “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant” with composer Evan Meier, and “Town Hall” with composer Theo Popov. Lewis is mid-way through a Mellon Foundation National Playwright Residency, based at Artists Repertory Theater (ART). She is currently working on “The Great Divide” — a big new play co-commissioned by ART and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for the American Revolutions program — and her first musical. Lewis is a member of LineStorm Playwrights and the Dramatists Guild. She lives on her family’s farm in Oregon.