book and lyrics by Meghan Brown
music by Sarah Taylor Ellis

Emma Woodhouse, handsome and clever and rich, amuses herself by matchmaking for her friends - until she meets her own match. Is opening herself up to the possibility of romance worth the sacrifice of her independence and control? With a fresh book and soaring score, this timeless contemporary adaptation of Jane Austen's novel explores the necessary risk of feeling your feelings.

Click here to see Playbill.com's feature with some beautiful photos of the NYC industry reading! The cast was headed by Claybourne Elder (Sunday in the Park With George), Kerstin Anderson (The Sound of Music), and Tony Award winner Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I) as Knightley, Emma, and Mrs. Weston, respectively.

Production History
Reading — Pallas Theater 2015 (Washington, D.C.)
Reading — Gallery Players 2015 (Brooklyn)
Development workshop -- Apples & Oranges Studios (Orlando, Los Angeles)
Industry Reading -- Ben Toth (NYC)

Excerpt  (PDFs) - Song and lyrics sheet: She Read PalmsSong and lyrics sheet: Everything Changes