Emily is currently in her fourth season at the Shaw Festival, performing in Victory and Cyrano de Bergerac. She returns to Niagara after a busy winter, playing Chava in Fiddler on the Roof (Persephone Theatre) and performing in two world premieres: Hook Up (Theatre Passe Muraille/Tapestry Opera) and The Team (Essential Collective Theatre and Theatre Aquarius).
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).