Artist-in-Residence – Emma Hall
UHT’s Artist-in-Residence program is an opportunity for students to work closely with an industry professional as they develop their theatre and performance works. The 2019 Artist-in-Residence is actor and theatre-maker Emma Hall.
Emma was guest artist on UHT’s Semester 1 production, The Lonely Crowd. She worked with students across a range of activities including performance-making laboratories and mentorships in the lead up to Mudfest in Semester 2.
Emma Hall is an actor, theatre maker and writer raised in Adelaide and most recently based in Melbourne. She trained as an actor at the Victorian College of the Arts and holds an Honours degree in political science from the Australian National University in Canberra. Emma makes political, often comedic works. She uses performance to try to understand how political orders govern domestic and psychological worlds. Emma’s multi-award winning work We May Have to Choose toured nationally and internationally to critical acclaim. Her work Ode to Man received a Best Writing award and Best Performance nomination at the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival. Emma’s third work World Problems, premiered in Amsterdam and is appearing at Fortyfive Downstairs in Melbourne in 2019.