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Emma Louise Pursey : Photo by Adam J Marsh 2019

Emma Louise Pursey is a Melbourne-based stage and screen actor, writer and producer who has performed nationally and internationally since 1997.

What's Happening:

Creative Development of WHERE IS JOY? a self-devised solo work inspired by the life and work of Melbourne modernist pioneer, Joy Hester
'It's going to be great. Joy would be thrilled.' Barbara Blackman (Glass After Glass, All My Januaries) 
'You called your play WHERE IS JOY?...You've found her.' Janine Burke (Joy Hester, Dear Sun, The Heart Garden, Australian Gothic)

Emma will produce and star in Sam Shepard’s FOOL FOR LOVE, directed by Sean Mee, former Artistic Director of La Boite Theatre Co. with original music by Mick Harvey (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey)

APATA Member Spotlight
'Emma's work is unbelievably profound. She demands total presence, con
centration and an insatiable curiosity of oneself.' 

APATA Podcast Interview
'Pursey’s point of view is thorough and highly evocative of a life dedicated to exploration of the ‘possible’. 


'Formidable' RealTime  |  'Exceptional'  The Australian  |  'Deliciously terrifying' Australian Stage  |  'Stand Out' Melbourne Observer

I proudly work on the lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin Nation, who have been custodians of these lands for thousands of years. I pay my respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and respect their customs and traditions and their special relationship with the land. Sovereignty has never been ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.

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