November, 1863: Emily Dickinson longs to find an audience for her work but doesn't have a clue how to go about it. That notorious fellow Walt Whitman might have something to teach her. . .if she were to meet him. "Somewhere Waiting for You" gives her that chance. Egged on by her spiritual companions, George Eliot, William Shakespeare, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emily journeys to New York to find Walt at the 19th century equivalent of a poetry slam.
Somewhere Waiting for You was a finalist for the Julie Harris Playwriting Award and in other competitions. As adapted for the screen, it was a finalist in the Massachusetts Film Office Screenwriting Competition. Kathryn Paulsen writes for screen and page as well as stage.
Coordinating Producer: Katie Yamulla