In Emily’s Words
A new musical with book, music, and lyrics
by Jessy Tomsko
In Emily‘s Words tells the story of English novelist Emily Brontë as she is writing her magnum opus: Wuthering Heights. Emily’s imagination knew no bounds, and in spite of having seen very little of the world, she was able to craft a sweeping melodrama that has left a legacy nearly 200 years after her death.
Emily Brontë fought through adversity and illness, achieving agency in a time when women were denied it. Yet while she paved the way for female-identifying writers, Emily never lived to see the success of her own labors. Hers is a story of resilience, strength, and the greatness that can be achieved when the immense power of imagination is unleashed.
Combustion Collective has been developing In Emily’s Words through a series of readings, workshops, and presentations throughout 2021. In July, we were featured on New York Theatre Barn’s Virtual New Works Series- you can check out the recap video of that presentation here. Additionally, make sure to follow us on Instagram for the most up-to-date information on what’s up next, and what may be open to the general public!