Emma Louise Pursey

Freelance

 

Stats: 5’9”​ / 174cm

Gender: Female

Age Range: 35-45

Hair: Strawberry Blonde / Red

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Eyes: Blue


Base Location: Melbourne, AU
Willing to travel

Memberships: M.E.A.A./Equity

CV
Training

View and download current Showcast CV:

 

Suzuki Teacher: Integrated Actor Training

Click HERE to view Emma Louise Pursey's INTEGRATED ACTOR TRAINING website. Emma has 23 years experience in the Suzuki Method of Actor Training and has adapted it to encourage more natural alignments of the body, focusing on safe technique and longevity of practice.

 

She has taught at 16th Street Actors Studio, Howard Fine Acting Studio Australia, Film & Television Studio International and The National Theatre.

CV Highlights

Emma Louise Pursey has performed regularly on stage and screen nationally and internationally since 1997.

 

THEATRE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • TERMINUS, North of Eight Co.

  • THE PROCESS, John Gauci

  • THE TEMPEST, Melbourne Shakespeare Co.

  • THE MAN OF MODE, Chapel Off Chapel

  • GRIMM TALES, Queensland Theatre Co.

  • OODGEROO, La Boite Theatre Company

  • ATTACK OF THE ATTACKING ATTACKERS, La Boite Theatre Co.

  • THE TALE OF MACBETH: CROWN OF BLOOD, Frank Theatre Co.

  • OEDIPUS REX, Frank Theatre Co.

  • THE ROMANCE OF ORPHEUS, Frank Theatre Co.

  • A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S ROMEOS, Frank Theatre Co.

  • DOLL SEVENTEEN, Frank Theatre Co.

  • RASHOMON, Frank Theatre Co.

  • SALOME, Frank Theatre Co.

  • HEAVY METAL HAMLET, Frank Theatre Co.

  • MYRRAH, Diane Cilento

 

SCREEN HIGHLIGHTS:

  • VCA DIRECTORS MASTERCLASS ACTOR, directed by Nadia Tass

  • PROJECT S.E.E.D., TeePee Studios

  • NEIGHBOURS, Channel 11

  • WINNERS AND LOSERS, Channel 7

  • UNDERBELLY, Channel 9

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 2017: Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts, Lady Macbeth (director)

  • 2009/17: Brisbane Festival, The Brides of Frank / Madame Tulalah

  • 2007: Frank Theatre Showcase for Tadashi Suzuki, LaBoite Theatre Co.

  • 2006: London Festival, Frank Theatre Co.

  • 2006: Aberystwyth University Theatre Festival, Wales, Frank Theatre Co.

  • 2004: Adana International Arts Festival, TurkeyFrank Theatre Co.

  • 2003: European Regions Festival, Czech RepublicFrank Theatre Co.

  • 2003: Toga Spring Arts Festival, Frank Theatre Co.

  • 2002: 6th International Youth Theatre Festival, CroatiaFrank Theatre Co.

  • 2002: New Territories, Glasgow, Lisa O'Neill

  • 2002: Asia Contemporary Dance Festival, Osaka, Lisa O'Neill

  • 2000: Shizuoka Spring Arts Festival, Frank Theatre Co.

  • 1999: 2nd International Theatre Olympics, ShizuokaFrank Theatre Co.

  • 2020: 16th Street: Mike Alfreds Masterclass (auditor)

  • 2020: 16th Street: Ian Rickson Caryl Churchill Masterclass: Joyce, Top Girls

  • 2020: 16th Street: Arthur Miller: Iain Sinclair (auditor)

  • 2020: Audition Game Pro: Wendy Davis

  • 2020: 16th Street: Shakespeare: Iain Sinclair (auditor)

  • 2020: Lisa Robertson Masterclass (auditor)

  • 2019: Katherine Beck: US Accent

  • 2019: Howard Fine: Masterclass (auditor)

  • 2019: Barbara Hastings: US accent

  • 2019: Howard Fine: Sarah Hallam

  • 2019: 16th Street: Ian Rickson Royal Court Retrospective Masterclass: Harper, Far Away, Caryl Churchill

  • 2019: 16th Street: Larry Moss Masterclass (auditor)

  • 2019: Helen Howard: British accent

  • 2019: 16th Street: Iain Sinclair: MatchFit

  • 2019: Howard Fine: Marilyn McIntyre: The Process

  • 2017: Howard Fine: Masterclass (auditor)

  • 2013: Rama Nicholas Improvisation

  • 2010-11: Melbourne Actors Lab: Peter Kalos

  • 2009-12: Melbourne Acting Academy, Casting Director Workshops: Peter Rasmussen, Roger Hodgman, Jonathan Geraghty, Bill Hughes, Paul Weber, Alison Telford, Tom McSweeney, Ben Parkinson & Sue Manger

  • 2009: Tom McSweeney Masterclass: Camera Technique

  • 2009: Equity Casting Hothouse: Dina Mann, Christine King, Tom McSweeney, Margery Simkin & Matt Skrobalak

  • 2005-06: The Actors Workshop: Acting for Film and Television

  • 2001: Ichiro Nakayama Masterclass: Suzuki Actor Training Method, London

  • 1999: Ellen Lauren Masterclass: SITI Company, Suzuki Company of Toga, Suzuki Actor Training Method, Theatre Olympics, Japan

  • 1997-2007: Frank Theatre, Repertory Theatre Ensemble, Suzuki Actor Training Method

Awards

2010     

Dell'Arte Awards OODGEROO (Multiple Roles) Best Supporting Actress,

La Boite Theatre, Director: Sean Mee

1999     

Dell'Arte Awards, RASHOMON (The Medium) Best Supporting Actress,

Frank Theatre, Director: Jacqui Carroll

Accents
  • General US

  • Southern US

  • English RP

  • English Suffolk Estuary

  • Northern Irish

  • Dublin Irish

  • German

  • French

Co-Director: The Brides of Frank

The Brides of Frank theatre ensemble were one of Queensland's foremost independent theatre companies and cultural exports throughout the 2000s.

The Brides were Caroline Dunphy, Lisa O'Neill, Emma Louise Pursey, Leah Shelton and Neridah Waters. Collectively they created a new genre of satirical theatre: precision camp. 

Film Producer

Emma produced and cast short film THE LAST TIME I SAW YOU directed by Damian McLindon. It was Third Prize Winner at Tropfest 2018, Best Film at Port Shorts Film Festival 2018, made Director’s Top Ten Pick’s at Encounter’s Short Film Festival (Bristol, England) 2018, Best Short Film at Peninsula Film Festival 2019, and featured at Glasgow Film Festival 2019. It is currently streaming on Ozflix. She was also third assistant director on Jordan Giusti’s short, Grevillea starring Lucas Pittaway that premiered at the 2020 Berlinale.

© 2019 by Emma Louise Pursey. All rights reserved