Emily is currently playing Chava in Persephone Theatre's holiday production of Fiddler on the Roof. She journeys 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), The Moon in Autumn (Richard Ouzounian & Grant Tilly) and most recently, Hook Up (Tapestry Opera). She is excited to join the Tapestry/Theatre Passe Muraille team for the world premiere of Hook Up in February. She's then headed back to Niagara for another world premiere: The Team, with ECT/Theatre Aquarius, followed by another season at Shaw Festival, in Cyrano de Bergerac and Victory.