Emily is currently in the world premiere of "Hook Up", an experimental new work about consent culture on university campuses, with Tapestry Opera/Theatre Passe Muraille. (Click here for tickets!) Before that, she played Chava in Persephone Theatre's holiday production of Fiddler on the Roof. She journeyed west after completing her third season with the Shaw Festival, where her favourite credits include: Belle in A Christmas Carol, the Squib in Wilde Tales and Sweeney Todd.
Before her time at Shaw, Emily played Réza in the original all-Canadian cast of Once (Dora Mavor Moore Award), followed by Moth in an outdoor production of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labours Lost. The latter affirmed her long-standing passion for classical text and strengthened her conviction that “theatre is something for the masses” (Joseph Papp). She finished off the year as Jo March in Theatre New Brunswick’s Christmas production of Little Women. Like the character Jo, Emily “would like to change the world” and she believes theatre has the power to do just that.
Working with the Blyth Festival in 2014, Emily discovered her love for developing new works while performing in two world premieres: as Angela in Kitchen Radio and Anne in St. Anne’s Reel. She has since been a part of several workshops, including Moll (Leslie Arden & Cathy Elliott), Brantwood (Julie Tepperman & Mitchell Cushman) and The Moon in Autumn (Richard Ouzounian & Grant Tilly).
Up next: Emily's headed back to Niagara for another world premiere: The Team, with ECT/Theatre Aquarius, followed by her fourth season at the Shaw Festival, in Cyrano de Bergerac and Victory.