Emma Beech


Emma Beech started making shows for her mum in her bedroom when she was 6. Since then, she has graduated from Flinders Drama Centre and gone on to become an actor, theatre-maker and stand-up documenter. Emma finds the seemingly banal and everyday endlessly fascinating. Her work is often direct address, and montages stories, gestures and physical narratives that are collected from interviews, conversations, confessions and observations with imaginings of everything in between.

Emma works with collaborators that include Carte Blanche and Group 38, in Denmark, and Last Tuesday Society, Cab Sav, Real TV, Patch, Monkey Baa, Playwriting Australia and Vitalstatistix, in Australia. She is a founding member of the Australian Bureau of Worthiness, through which she creates residency-made performance works. Her production Homage to Uncertainty won the Melbourne Fringe Tour Ready award at the 2013 Adelaide Fringe. For screen, she has worked with SA filmmakers Closer Productions and hosted the series Artshow with the ABC and the Australia Network.