Emma Pauly (she/her/hers or they/them/theirs) is a dramaturg, classicist, translator and performer with a focus in Greco-Roman text, particularly tragedy. They hold a B.A. from the University of Chicago in Theater and Performance Studies and an M.A. from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s International Acting Programme. Their translations have been featured in productions at Chicago’s Prop Thtr (where she is a member of the dramaturg pool) and Pop Magic Productions, of selections from the Orphic Hymns and Ovid’s Metamorphoses respectively; their translation of Euripides' Bacchae has received several public readings and has most recently been published in The Mercurian, a journal dedicated to theatrical translation. She most recently served as the Supporting Dramaturg and translation consultant on Court Theatre’s production of Oedipus Rex and as a presenter on queer representation within the classical canon at the University of Toronto's Festival of Original Theatre. They are currently the instructor for Encountering Dionysus at Chicago Dramatists, a seven-week seminar designed to facilitate playwright's interactions and relationships with tragic text as a platform for generative work.