Emily Burton

Emily Burton

Emily Burton is an actress, theatre-maker, playwright and teaching artist. As an actress, her production credits include: Storm Boy (MTC/QT); Single Asian Female (Laboite Theatre Company/Belvior); The Seagull, Oedipus Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, The Fledglings, Riley Valentine (QT); The Wider Earth (QT/Sydney Festival/Dead Puppets Society); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (LaBoite Theatre Company); A Tribute of Sorts (QT/Monster’s Appear/Laboite Theatre). Emily has performed nationally with numerous acclaimed Independent Theatre companies including Dead Puppets Society, Imaginary Theatre Company, Monster’s Appear and Grin and Tonic Theatre Troupe. Major Awards include: Matilda Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role in A Tribute of Sorts; A recipient of Queensland Theatre Independents Resources Funding; and a proud participant in the Playlab Incubator 2018 playwriting program. Throughout 2019, Emily was an Artist in Residence with LaBoite Theatre Company and was co-commissioned to develop a new work, Motive which was subsequently shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award 2020-2021. Recently, Emily received funding from the Arts Council Resilience Fund as well as an Arts Queensland stART Grant to develop her new play, Gravy. She has worked as a teaching artist across Australia and is passionate about bringing the arts to regional areas.


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