Emily is a theater maker and comedian specializing in the areas of cabaret and character creation.
a natural performer, emily is drawn to transforming into 'the other; the character'.
With years of MC (MAster of Ceremonies), Comedy and cabaret experience, emily loves audience interaction and strives to entertain and provoke through her own style of character performance.
a delight in drag .......
-Warp Magazine, AUS
Photos courtesy of: Shaun Wilson, Bret Salinger and Second Glance Photography.
photo courtesy of second glance photography
Originating from Australia, Emily now resides in Portland, Oregon and works as a performer specializing in comedic characters. This summer, she reprised her title role as Frank, in her solo show 'Frank: to be Frank' as part of CoHo Summerfest (OR). Directed by Deanna Fleysher (aka Butt Kapinski), Frank: to be Frank has toured to the east coast of America and will soon be seen at the Vancouver Fringe Festival. Last season at Oregon Children's Theatre, she made her Winningstad debut as the Traveler in The Miraculous Performer of Edward Tulane. Offstage, Emily works as a Teaching Artist for the Educational Theatre Program in collaboration with Kaiser Permanente. Emily holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Ensemble-Based Physical Theatre from Dell’Arte International in California, and is passionate about character-driven work, interactive theater experiences, and storytelling. In her spare time, Emily enjoys reading, petting dogs, and eating Pho.