Emily Sheehan is an award-winning playwright and theatre maker. Emily completed her Masters in Playwriting at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in 2015 where she was awarded a creative scholarship, and her Bachelor of Arts (Acting) in 2011. Her first play Hell’s Canyon won the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award, was shortlisted for the Patrick White Playwrights Award, and was a showcased play in Playwriting Australia’s 2016 National Play Festival at The Malthouse Theatre. Her second play, Daisy Moon Was Born This Way, was commissioned and produced by The Joan as part of their 2017 season. Her third play, versions of us, was commissioned by Canberra Youth Theatre and performed at the Ralph Wilson Theatre in 2017.
Emily has worked as a script assessor for Playwriting Australia, and as a dramaturgy intern with Melbourne Theatre Company. In 2014, Emily undertook a six-month traineeship in script assessment and new play development with Playwriting Australia. Emily is directing Faster at Canberra Youth Theatre in 2018, a new work co-devised with the cast.
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