24 Jan 2022

Emily Tomlins


Emily is co-founder and co-artistic director of the award winning independent theatre company Elbow Room. She has worked as an actor, creator, collaborator and director with various companies and festivals across Australia. Her acting credits include productions with Elbow Room, Voice In My Hands and Queensland Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company and State Theatre Company South Australia. Emily was part of the Queensland Theatre Emerging Artist Ensemble in 2006 and in 2017 she was awarded a Sidney Myer Fellowship.

Working with children is one of Emily’s greatest joys and privileges. She loves the spontaneity and the moments of pure imagination that comes from collaborating with young people. It has changed every part of her own artistic practice.


Acknowledgment of country

Polyglot acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and create, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. For more than 65,000 years, children and families have created and played here, and we are grateful to make our art on this country too.