Emily Wells

Emily Wells

Producer: APAM First Nations Lead (Maternity Cover)

Emily Wells is a proud Kamilaroi producer and playwright working across theatre, contemporary dance and festivals. Emily is passionate about using performance to spark conversation and societal change, and supporting artists to thrive in the creative process.

As a Playwright, Emily’s debut play Face to Face will premiere at Metro Arts (Brisbane) as part of Playlab Theatre’s 2022 Season. Emily was selected for Playlab Theatre’s year-long script development programs Alpha Processing and the inaugural Sparks program, delivered in partnership with QPAC and Moogahlin Performing Arts.

As a Producer, Emily has produced small to large scale presentations, gatherings and creative developments for First Nations choreographers across Australia. Alongside a fierce team at BlakDance, Emily collaborated with local and international artists and organisations, and led the world premiere of Karul Projects’ SILENCE, the first First Nations contemporary dance work to be commissioned by Brisbane Festival.

Emily graduated from the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts and obtained a Bachelor of Entertainment Industries (Distinction) from QUT. Emily has worked closely with leading First Nations independents and companies such as Karul Projects, Digi Youth Arts and Isaac Drandic, and has worked closely with and for La Boite Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre, Brisbane Festival, and Walt Disney World.