Emily is currently playing Jo March in Theatre Orangeville'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. Emily travels to Orangeville after finishing her fourth season with the Shaw Festival, where her favourite credits include Wilde Tales, Sweeney Todd and Cyrano de Bergerac.
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).
Working with the Blyth Festival in 2014, Emily discovered her love for developing new Canadian works. She has since been a part of several workshops (Moll, The Moon in Autumn, Brantwood) and a handful of world premieres: Kitchen Radio, St. Anne's Reel, Alice in Wonderland, Wilde Tales, Hook Up, Cyrano de Bergerac, and The Team.
Up next: Emily returns to the Shaw for her fifth season, performing in The Devil's Disciple and Desire Under the Elms.