Emma O’Sullivan

Emma O’Sullivan

Emma is a graduate of WAAPA’s 2016 Acting course. Prior to WAAPA, Emma was a student at Curtin University studying Performance and Professional Writing where she performed such roles as Trisha in Who’s Afraid of the Working Class? Andromache in The Trojan Women and Lucina in Metamorphoses at the Hayman Theatre.

She then spent one year working as a character performer at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. In between shifts was trained in stilts, parades, puppetry and got to hone her juggling skills.

Whilst at WAAPA she got to play an 84 year old French Aristocrat, a deceased Beatnik and just about everything in between. She had the privilege and of performing Julie in Cosí, Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, Valeria in Coriolanus and Miss Pross in A Tale of Two Cities. She capped her three years off being the recipient of the 2016 Finley Award for Acting before heading east.

Emma debuted her self-written and sexily titled one woman show Where be the Winged Apes? at Perth’s Fringe World Festival in January 2017. Since then, she has appeared in many independent theatre productions around Sydney, such as Hit, It’s Mars Time, Shakespeare by Night, Blame TrafficTwo’s A Company, and Twelfth Night .

 

Emma O’Sullivan

Theatre

TWELFTH NIGHT
Role: Maria/Sea Captain. Dir: Chris Huntly-Turner, Bar’d Work 2019
NECROPHILIAC
Role: Emily/Counter Girl/Patty. Dir: Lincoln Vickery. JackRabbit Theatre 2019
SHAKESPEARE BY NIGHT
Role: Queen Margaret/Tybalt. Red Line Productions 2019
TWO’S A COMPANY
Role: Big Boss. Dir: Charlie Devenport. JackRabbit Theatre 2019
BLAME TRAFFIC
Role: Jacquie/Dion. Dir: Michael Andrew Collins, Old 505 2018
SHAKESPEARE BY NIGHT
Role: Arcite/Adriana. Old Fitz & Flow Studios 2018
IT’S MARS TIME
Role: Judy. Dir: Charlotte Devenport. JackRabbit Theatre 2017
HIT
Role: Marge. Dir: Lincoln Vickery. JackRabbit Theatre 2017
WHERE BE THE WINGED APES?
Role: Herself. Perth Fringe Festival & Newcastle Fringe Festival 2017
THE BEAT GENERATION

Role: Joan Vollmer. Director: Andrew Lewis. WAAPA
A TALE OF TWO CITIES
Role: Miss Pross. Director: Hugh Hodgart. WAAPA
LES LIAISON DANGEREUSES
Role: Madame Rosemonde. Director: Crispin Taylor. WAAPA
CORIOLANUS
Role: Valeria. Director: Michael Jenn. WAAPA
13
Role: Shannon. Director: Michael McCall. WAAPA
THE MILL ON THE FLOSS
Role: Third Maggie. Director: Sandie Eldridge. WAAPA
THE GOOD DOCTOR
Role: Mistress. Director: Peter Zazzalli. WAAPA
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Role: Dogberry. Director: Sean O’Shea. WAAPA
MARAT/SADE
Role: Madame Coulmier. Director: Andrew Lewis. WAAPA
COSÌ
Role: Julie. Director: Emily McLean. WAAPA
TROJAN WOMEN
Role: Andromache. Director: Sally Richardson. Hayman Theatre
WHO’S AFRAID OF THE WORKING CLASS
Role: Trisha. Director: Andrew Thom. Hayman Theatre
METAMORPHOSES
Role: Lucina. Director: Leah Mercer. Hayman Theatre

 

Film

RIPTIDE (Short) 
Role: Emily. Director: Chantelle Bertino-Clark.
MUSIC (Short)
Role: Vovo. Director: Cara Phillips

 

Training

WAAPA Edith Cowan University – Perth. Bachelor of Arts (Acting)
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art – London (2012) Summer Intensive – Contemporary Drama
Bachelor of Communication and Cultural Studies (Performance and Professional Writing) Curtin University – Perth (Class of 2011)
Completed TEE- Mercedes College – Perth (Class of 2008)

 

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