Costume Designer // Maker // Wardrobe Supervisor
Emma is currently exhibiting her research and costume designs for the South African musical Sophiatown online at the Augusta Savage Gallery in Massachusetts until May 31st 2020.
Emma is a costume designer, maker and wardrobe supervisor from the UK although she completed her Master of Fine Arts degree in Costume Design at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the USA in May 2020.
Emma pursues her career both sides of the Atlantic including working on The Nutcracker at the Royal Albert Hall in London, She Loves Me at the University of Connecticut, and Macbeth, As You Like It and The Merry Wives of Windsor at Shakespeare & Company, MA.
In summer 2019 Emma visited South Africa to attend the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown and conduct research for her masters thesis in Johannesburg. The subject of her thesis is the South African musical Sophiatown which is currently being exhibited online at the Augusta Savage Gallery, MA, from May 4th - 31st 2020. View the exhibition here.
This project continues her efforts to learn more about non-western theatre; an interest which was sparked while spending seven weeks travelling around India researching costumes for performance. This trip included four weeks at Kerala Kalamandalam, the prestigious performing arts university in Kerala, as the foundation for her undergraduate thesis whilst at the University of Cambridge.