emma Kelly

Writer

Emma Kelly is a dynamic drama practitioner with extensive experience in theatre and education. Having taught performing arts for over a decade at one of England’s leading independent schools, she is now focusing on her passion for writing. Presently Emma’s time involves devising a selection of plays and screenplays in the UK. She will graduate with an MA in Dramatic Writing from the Drama Centre, Central Saint Martins in London this year. Her most recent virtual play ‘A small Trifle’ has been nominated by ACT 11 for the 2020 Off Westend OnComm awards. Emma’s avant-garde background started with a BA(Hons) in Theatre and Visual Practice at Brighton University which enabled her to develop skills in large-scale collaboration and theatre production. Her final show ‘Chamber’ culminated in a cutting edge, immersive piece of theatre that was critically acclaimed. Emma put the audience in the role of giants and voyeurs. Emma then moved on to the professional development of site specific and immersive theatre for numerous festivals and events. She took several roles such as an actor, writer and director, becoming a pioneer of immersive and site-specific theatre before it had a mainstream audience. Many who have experienced her productions comment on Emma’s brilliant and bizarre imagination. She is able to turn her hand to playwriting, screenplays and audio drama. Her voice is dark and humorous, whilst being able to convey a multitude of genres and writing styles.