Previous Events and Projects
2020 Northern Outback Business Awards
CELEBRATING BUSINESS EXCELLENCE IN THE NORTH WEST
Through her involvement in Commerce North West, Emma did the bulk of the preparation for the 2020 Northern Outback Business Awards. This included managing the awards platform from nominations through to judging. In addition she created and delivered the gala event, in a year disrupted by COVID restrictions. Using a commissioned artwork as the basis, Emma also created the collateral for the event.
Colours for Cancer 2015 -2016
A FUN AND CREATIVE FUNDRAISER
When Emma and her friend Bek needed to fundraise for the Mystery box rally, they came up with the fun and colourful event Colours for Cancer. Calling themselves "Pinkbitz" the girls created and ran this event from scratch sourcing the coloured power from India, liaising with the Mount Isa Water Board, Mount Isa City Council, the Queensland Police, the Rural Firebrigade and the SES to bring the colour to the outback. These two runs were a huge sucess and over $30,000 was donated to cancer research as a result.
Industry Led Training Pilot Program
WORK EXPERIENCE PILOT PROGRAM IN COLLABORATION WITH THE LOCAL TOURISM INDUSTRY
On behalf of Commerce North West, in partnership with the Mount Isa Tourism Association, Emma developed and implemented an industry led pilot program. This program was designed to give senior school students the opportunity to sample a wide array of careers in the tourism industry with a view to inspiring them to consider a career in the industry after school.
Director - The Smell of Money and The Magnificent Seven
FULL LENGTH PLAYS AT THE MOUNT ISA THEATRICAL SOCIETY
Emma has directed two full plays at the Mount Isa Theatrical Society to date and is currently working on her third. Directing requires the ability to stay focused on the end goal while managing hundreds of tiny details and being the key support person for the cast.
Her directing debut was in March 2018 with "The Magnificent Seven" a show set in a nursing home in England. Seven of the residents stage a breakout in order to attend the 50th anniversary of the battle of Normandy.
Her second was "The Smell of Money" a comedy set in the committee room of a local football club. The committee have to manage dwindling finances and their long standing on the bottom of the ladder. A visiting American Consultant could be the answer to all their problems...but then again they may already have them, they just needed some confidence.
Animal Farm - by George Orwell.
Adapted by Shake and Stir Theatre Company.
A FULL LENGTH THEATRE ADAPTATION OF THE NOVEL.
Emma is currently hard at work directing her third full length production at the Mount Isa Theatrical Society. Directing a play requires a high level of organisational skills. The director is involved in every aspect of a show, from the actor's movements and lines on stage, the set design, props, costumes, lighting and sound design, managing a budget, scheduling rehearsals and so much more. It really is a labour of love. This project is almost 18 months in the making having been postponed by COVID in 2020.