Emily is a playwright, screenwriter, dramaturg, reviewer, and reformed actor. Originally from Derby, she is now based in Exeter.
In late 2016, she was commissioned by Poetical Machines to write a full length play about Ada Lovelace, funded by the Arts Council and supported by Nottingham Playhouse. The project is currently in research and development; an initial reading took place at Nottingham Playhouse in February 2017, followed by a further week of development in June 2017.
She has previously worked with companies and collectives including Encompass Productions (STASIS, 2015), In Good Company (STORY SCAVENGERS, 2014), The Pensive Federation (THE GUEST ROOM, 2014), Act 2 (STASIS, 2014), and New Model Theatre (APRIL, 2012-2013). She was a writer on attachment with New Perspectives Theatre Company in 2014. In 2015, she was commissioned by BAFTA winning director Peter Nicholson to write her first feature film, NOVEMBER.
Her work has been performed in off-West End venues and theatres across the UK, including the White Bear Theatre, the Tristan Bates Theatre, The Bike Shed Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse, Derby Theatre, and the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.
Her writing is usually character-driven and woman-centric, often concerned with how technology affects human relationships, and always written with actors in mind. As a fan of aspirational sci-fi, she is particularly interested in finding ways to stage those kinds of stories. She’s also currently obsessed with writing plays with a biographical slant, particularly about women technological pioneers whose work and stories have contemporary echoes and parallels.
Likes include running and Captain Kathryn Janeway of the starship Voyager. Dislikes include mansplaining and books that have a map at the beginning.