Who we are

Emma Gibson

Producing Artistic Director

Emma hails from the UK where she trained and worked as an actress in London, the West End, at The Edinburgh Festival, on tour and regionally around the UK in both new writing and classical theatre, for BBC radio drama, and film. Most recently she has performed in Philadelphia as Corinne in The Country and with Inis Nua Theatre Company as Morna in A Slow Air. She is the producing artistic director of Tiny Dynamite and when not performing or producing, also directs Shakespeare at The Shipley School. She also worked for several years as a freelance journalist for The Guardian Newspaper in London and 2SER fm radio station in Sydney, Australia.

Emma Goidel


Emma is a founding member of producing playwrights collective Orbiter 3 and a Philadelphia-based playwright. She comes to Tiny Dynamite after working in literary management off-Broadway at the Women’s Project, in senior administration at the University of the Arts College of Art, Media & Design, and as a freelance digital marketer for artists and small businesses. As a playwright, she has recently worked with Ars Nova, Azuka Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, InterAct Theatre Company, Labyrinth Theater Company, the Playwrights Realm, Òran Mór, and Tiny Dynamite. She is thrilled to join the Tiny Dynamite team. Needless to say we are too.

Sarah Mantell

Literary advisor and company dramaturg

Sarah Mantell is a playwright, dramaturg, and illustrator. She has worked with Magic Theatre, Geva Theatre Center, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Applied Mechanics, Tiny Dynamite, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Bruce Walsh’s Living Room, The Arden, and PlayPenn where she is a Conference Dramaturg. She is a proud alum of The Foundry and is currently earning her MFA in playwriting at the Yale School of Drama.

Board of Directors

Philip Hawkins (president and treasurer)
Sarah Weinstein (secretary)
Lucille Larkin

Advisory Board

Jacqueline Goldfinger
Paul Meshejian
Alison Heishman
John Doyle
Sarah Mantell
Kittson O’Neill
Jared Delaney
Adam Altman
Miriam White
David O’Connor
Alastair Southwell
Tom Tansey
Marcia Saunders