Emma is a Melbourne based actor represented by Creative Soul Managment. A graduate of the National Theatre Drama School, she has also trained in masterclass settings with Patsy Rodenburg and Rowena Balos.
She has performed with Melbourne Shakespeare Company in Taming Of The Shrew as Katerina/Petruchia, as well as in Love's Labours' Lost and Romeo and Juliet. Other theatre credits include Hedda Gabler Gabler Gabler (Papermouth Theatre Company/La Mama) Cracked Smiles (Thatcher's Boy Theatre) and The Adventures Of Yoni 1 And Yoni 2 (Simone French). Emma featured in the short film God Moving (Jeremy Teh), appears in the upcoming feature Some Happy Day (Christine Hill) and will appear in the second series of How To Stay Married (Network 10).
HEDDA GABLERGABLERGABLER / 2020
A Competitive Deconstruction of Ibsen’s Greatest Heroine.
Hedda Gabler was a Feminist battle-cry in 1891, but 129 years later, do we need more stories about bourgeois angst and pretty-dead-women?
Each night, three women will compete against each other to decide who will play Hedda in each scene. The roles will not be predetermined. The competitions will be real.
Blurring the worlds of fiction and reality, Hedda GablerGablerGabler interrogates the actors’ personal dedication to this iconic part. Why are we so obsessed with Hedda? What does it mean to play her? And how should we interact with a literary canon that prioritises the experiences of the privileged?
TAMING OF THE SHREW / 2019
Can a person ever really change?
This Summer, join Melbourne Shakespeare Company for their most ambitious project yet with their production of The Taming of the Shrew. Each night the audience decides which performer gets to play the Shrew and who gets to tame them, leading to a wild night of theatre where ANYTHING can happen.
Packed with comedy, live music and audience involvement, The Taming of the Shrew is a fast-paced 90 minute adventure unlike anything you have seen before.
HEDDA GABLERGABLERGABLER / 2019
Hedda Gabler is the role that every actress wants to play. Hedda Gabler is “Hamlet for women”. Hedda Gabler would rather die than be trapped in a domestic life. Hedda Gabler was a Feminist battle-cry in 1891, but 128 years later, do we need more stories about bourgeois angst and pretty-dead-women?
Hedda GablerGablerGabler is a new 3-woman show which will combine scenes from Henrik Ibsen’s script with a series of competitive tasks. Actors will compete against each other to decide who will play Hedda in each scene. The roles will not be predetermined. The competitions will be real.
Blurring the worlds of fiction and reality, Hedda GablerGablerGabler will interrogate the actors’ personal dedication to this iconic part. Why are we so obsessed with Hedda? What does it mean to play her? And how should we interact with a literary canon that historically has prioritised the experiences of the privileged?
Andrew is an Asian-Australian kid who loves Jesus. He's venturing into the city tonight on a mission. He is accompanied by Jesus, as portrayed by a felt puppet straight of a Christian kids' show.
Meanwhile, a homeless woman named Julie is trying to get enough money to stay at a hostel tonight. Haunted by her religious upbringing and the trauma it has caused her, there are many things that she is running from.
Their stories will meet as they go on their personal journeys; salvation will be found, idols will fall, and world-views will crack right down the middle.
LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST / 2019
Ever made a promise you can't keep?
As King Ferdinand and his friends make an oath to dedicate themselves to a life of study and avoid the company of women for three years, the Princess of Perth and her entourage arrive to put the men’s oath to the test.
Full of hysterical misadventures and unexpected twists and turns, Love’s Labour’s Lost sees Shakespeare's most comedic characters trip over themselves and their words in attempt to not fall in love.
ROMEO AND JULIET / 2018
Ever wanted someone you couldn’t have?
This Summer, join Melbourne Shakespeare Company for Shakespeare's most joyous yet gut wrenching love story of two young lovers, Romeo and Juliet.
Packed with live music, dancing and a dose of comedy, Romeo and Juliet is a full-scale, fast-paced 90 minute adventure that is not to be missed.
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CRACKED SMILES / 2018
In what appears to be a “normal” mental asylum, eight psychopaths spend their imprisonment running free and causing corrupt chaos. A currency of poker chips nobody can afford, self nominated dictators, exploitation, discrimination, and even murder. But as Nurse Luna watches a new friend die in the name of peace, she opens her eyes to what she’s let happen.
In Cracked Smiles, each character, each interaction, and each moment, is a representation of the cracks of corruption in our own society. The ultimate metaphor for the world around us whilst telling a dark and enthralling narrative that leaves us questioning everything.
‘Honest fiction: the best kind of nonsense’
SOME HAPPY DAY / 2018
I WILL NOT BE HERE LONG / 2017
A hotel in the Australian outback welcomes its reluctant guests, each with a different longing that has led them to this strange place.
Inspired by Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, I Will Not Be Here Long explores the impact of isolation on customs and intimate relationships, and the ‘haunting’ of ex-lovers. I Will Not Be Here Long is a movement rich ensemble work, that lives in the realm of magic-realism.
This is desert-roads, RM Williams boots, a shoddy motel sign from a nightmare you once had. It’s the feeling you get when you travel in the middle of the night. The kind of heat that stills everything around you. A dog that won’t stop barking. This is a town that exists only in nostalgia, a memory that was never made.
‘We don’t in general take to foreigners here.'
METAMORPHOSES / 2017
Based on the Myths of Ovid
Written and orginally directed by Mary Zimmerman
"Metamorphoses...recatures the primal allure of theatre...it shows that Theatre can provide not just an escape but sometimes a glimpse of the divine." Time
Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses brings Ovid's tales to stunning visual life. Set in and around a large pool of water onstage, Metamorphoses juxtaposes the classic with the contemporary to show the variety of human interation and the inevitable nature of change.
The National Theatre's graduating acting students bring to stunning life Gods and Goddesses, women and men, lovers and orphans. Funny one moment, achingly sorrowful the next, Metamorphoses will touch the most hardened of hearts.
THE ADVENTURES OF YONI 1 AND YONI 2 / 2017
This is the epic love story of two vaginas – Bollywood style. It’s big. It’s bright. And it will definitely feature dancing.
From the writer and producer behind the great success The Ultimate Lesbian Double Feature, which wowed Midsumma Festival and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in 2016, Zoe Brinnand returns with her freshest, zestiest extravaganza to date!
Inspired by every Bollywood film ever… and the rigorous beauty of vaginas in general, The Adventures of Yoni 1 & Yoni 2 takes audiences on a grand journey to holy matrimony. Malcolm, these vaginas just want to get married, yeesh!
Brisbane Powerhouse, Jan 25 - 28
The Butterfly Club, Jan 31 - Feb 5