"The title may sound cold, bit don’t let it fool you. It’s actually a warmhearted play. The fish in question is sushi. For the play’s unnamed boomer “Dad” and his millennial “Daughter,” hanging out at sushi joints is a family tradition. This time around, the waiter is missing in action. But it’s all for the best. The playwright fills up the downtime with her sprightly, pitch-perfect dialogue. Daughter puts Dad on the spot in a lightning-round discussion of personal boundaries, parenting styles, job opportunities, the food service industry, money and most embarrassing moments. Dad keeps his cool through all her needling ... almost. Mercier's play never turns bitter. And love is always on the menu."
TESTIMONIAL: DORALEE BROOKS
CARLOW UNIVERSITY MENTOR
"Mercier's poems bring a youthful, observant, and direct voice to intriguing situations."
I'M GONE. I'M SO GONE. I SWEAR I'M LEAVING RIGHT NOW.
Emma's short play I'm Gone. I'm So Gone. I Swear I'm Leaving Right Now. will be presented as part of PianoFight's ShortLived Competition. Catch her piece in Round 4 on July 12th and 13th!
Emma received a special shoutout in BroadwayWorld's feature on the competition: "Of the 48 writers selected for this year's competition, they include...Emma Mercier (AEA actor turned playwright)"