By Emme Hoy
‘the past has teeth, and the past has dark corners and hidden rooms and whirlpools that exist under your skin and in your brain; and they never, ever go away’
Pancakes cooking in the kitchen, a book deal in the works, a journalist come to stay, and blood on the floor. The lines between love and cruelty and animal and human begin to blur as hierarchies collapse, scientists become subjects – and old certainties go up in smoke.
Recipient of the 2017 Belvoir Philip Parson’s Fellowship, Emme completed her Master of Fine Arts in Writing at NIDA. Emme’s original television series NOBODY’S PERFECT was longlisted for AWG’S Primetime TV Competition, shortlisted in the ABC/AWG Laugh Out Loud Competition and a semi-finalist in WeScreenplay’s International Television Competition. Her play EXTINCTION OF THE LEARNED RESPONSE was shortlisted for the Patrick White Playwright’s Award, the Griffin Award and the 2018 Theatre 503 Playwriting Award; and her co-written play BATHORY BEGINS was awarded the 2019 ATYP co-commission. Staged works include SALEM at NIDA’s Playhouse Theatre, STRANGERS at Bondi Feast and FIVE YEAR PLAN at the Sydney Fringe Festival. In 2018 Emme wrote additional text for the Sydney Theatre Company’s acclaimed production of ST JOAN and is an alumni of Sydney Theatre Company’s Emerging Writers Group. 2019 productions include a libretto adaptation of LA FINTA GIARDINIERA for the Queensland Conservatorium, EXTINCTION OF THE LEARNED RESPONSE as part of Belvoir’s 25a season, and ATYP’s premiere of BATHORY BEGINS.
Emme is eligible for the Bruntwood Prize International Award