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 Producer with BlakDance, Emily produced small to large scale presentations, gatherings and creative developments for First Nations choreographers across Australia. Alongside a fierce team, 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.
As a Playwright, Emily was selected for Playlab’s year-long script development programs Alpha Processing in 2021 and the inaugural Sparks program in 2020, delivered in partnership with QPAC and Moogahlin Performing Arts. Thanks to this support, Playlab produced the premiere of Emily’s debut theatre work Face to Face at Metro Arts, Brisbane in 2022.
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 ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, 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.