Emily Dash is an emerging writer, actor, producer and speaker. She joined integrative theatre company Can You See Me? Theatre in 2015, and has written and performed in their productions “The Waiting Room” (2015) and “Water Angel” (2016) at the Sydney Opera House Studio. Now called Midnight Feast, the company presented “Chrysalis” (2017) and “Fireside” (2018).
In 2016, Emily presented a multi-artform installation “The Spinning Room as part of the Front Up Emerge “I’m Still Here” exhibition (The Cutaway, Barangaroo). In 2017, Emily appeared as Dr Emma Brookner in a staged reading of “The Normal Heart” directed by Jeneffa Soldatic (Darlinghurst Theatre Company). She was proud to be a 2018/19 Resident Artist at PACT, developing her own show “Freefall” (2019).
Her debut short film “I Am Not A Work of Art” was part of Metro Screen’s 2015 Screenability program. Her second film was Can You See Me Theatre’s “The Cards I’m Dealt” (2015), shortlisted for Tropfest Short Film Festival 2016. Emily wrote and starred in both these works. Another film credit is Johanna Garvin’s short film “The Milky Pop Kid” (Highly Commended for Writing – Sydney Film Festival 2017), which she co-wrote and starred in.
She was the sole writer of her most recent film “Groundhog Night” directed by Genevieve Clay-Smith for Bus Stop Films, which premiered at Sydney Film Festival 2020 and screened in Flickerfest 2021, CinefestOZ and the Travelling Film Festival 2020. She starred alongside Robyn Nevin. It is currently being developed for TV and will have its US premiere in April 2021.
Emily wrote the episode “Oliver” for the second season of documentary mini-series Perspective Shift, due to screen on SBS mid 2021.