Emily is currently in her fifth season at The Shaw Festival, performing in The Devil's Disciple and Desire Under the Elms. She returns to Shaw after reprising one of her favourite roles: Jo March in Little Women. Like the character Jo, Emily “would like to change the world” and she believes theatre has the power to do just that.
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.