After performing on stages across Canada, Emily is especially excited to be making her home-town debut in the world premiere of The Team, a collaboration between Essential Collective Theatre and Theatre Aquarius. (Click here for tickets!) She has had a busy winter between seasons at the Shaw Festival, playing Mindy in Hook Up (Theatre Passe Muraille/Tapestry Opera) and Chava in Fiddler on the Roof (Persephone Theatre).
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 returns to the Shaw Festival for her fourth season, in Cyrano de Bergerac and Victory.