emberfly theatre is a collaborative theatre company of emerging artists. We specialise in creating new work through a combination of script writing and devising. We seek to create work that has a focus on being positive and proactive whilst keeping the female story at the forefront. We want to tell stories that are important. Important to us personally and culturally both historic and present.
As a company with a focus on supporting emerging artists, we constantly try to provide support and platforms for emerging artists to develop skills, industry contacts and their creativity in a professional environment. Our first production, Heroines, employs six female actors and gives them the chance to be a part of the creativity from the early stages through a collaborative process.
Co-founders Joanne Sealey and Hannah Abbott met at East 15 Acting School where they trained together as actors and have wanted to create work together ever since. As actors starting out in the industry, Hannah and Joanne have both worked on several small tours and various theatre jobs. Hannah is also a founder of Fabletop Theatre established from an East 15 team who have performed their production The Girl and the Box at White Bear Theatre, it was later commissioned by Blue Elephant and then went on to Camden Fringe. Joanne is also founder of New Match Collective which performed their debut production of new script Swipe at Hen and Chicken’s as part of Camden Fringe. They both decided to combine strengths and create a new theatre company together that embodies our passion for being proactive and positive. We seek to provide opportunities for emerging artists to both establish themselves, hone their skills and ultimately have a great time making art together.