Emily Child (CT)

Biographical Information

RESUMEEmily Child 



Emily graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2007 with a Theatre and Performance Degree, specializing in Acting.  Since then she has worked independently and as a proud member of acclaimed Cape Town based theatre troupe – The Mechanicals. Her work has garnered her numerous awards and nominations including the 2014 Fleur Du Cap for “Best Actress” for the role of “Laura” in Louis Viljoen’s “The Pervert Laura.”, recently staged at The Fugard Theatre. Other recent theatre projects include “LEAR”, written by William Shakespeare and Directed by Guy De Lancey, “CHAMP”, written by Louis Viljoen and directed by Greg Karvellas where Emily performed at the Edinburgh Festival 2013, as well as Marc Camoletti’s  farce “Don’t Dress for Dinner”, directed by Steven Stead, which toured Johannesburg and Cape Town .Emily was part of  LA based Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre and The Mechanicals’ coproduction  – “Urban Death”, directed by Jana Wimer. Her one woman show, based on Dorothy Parker’s short stories, “A Certain Lady” was directed by Greg Karvellas and performed around Cape Town in 2014 . In July 2015, Emily will perform in the revival of acclaimed “Born in the RSA” by Barney Simon, directed by Thoko Tshinga , opening at the Grahamstown Festival. On film ,Emily can be seen in “Shirley Adams” directed by Oliver Hermanus as well as various international series and online hits such as BBC’s “Young Leonardo”, South African grown “ Armed Response” and the recent short film “ Lost in Transmission” , directed by Jasyn Howes. Emily is also a voice artist and dialect coach.