It all started with a couple of aspiring actors/playwrights wanting to create a safe hub for emerging artists, with the aim of collaborating and inspiring each other.
The Arts Industry is very saturated, for artists from all walks and it can often be a lonely place.
We set up Emerge in an attempt to balance this aspect of the industry.
We established four departments of the company,
Theatre, Art, Music & Film and within each, the goals we are dedicated to achieving, are the same;
Build a Network of Collaborators
Create & Design Events to showcase Emerging Artists
Be vigilant in Discovering, Promoting & Producing new works
A firm commitment to being Environmentally Aware at all events
Since our inception, we have provided a platform to over 200 emerging directors, actors, writers, spoken word artists, exhibitors, music and graffiti artists.
Roxane has worked as an actor since she was fourteen. Performing in various theatrical productions in France and the United Kingdom. Alongside her acting career Roxane is also a Writer and a Producer (production cordinator at CinematicsShowreels and FilmArt Productions). During her free time, she loves to Swing Dance after eating cheese and studying for her degree in Philosophy.
At the Playground Theatre, she showcased an extract from her play “Hayfever”.
Acting Credits include:
Lilly's London (AmazonPrime), Molière and Pézenas (Scenes D'OC production)
The Bourgeois Gentleman (Scenes D'oc Productions),Tandem (DEMD Productions) Aurelie (Feature film, Killing a man, Arte France Production) A Midsummer Nights Dreams (The Bridge Company), The Queue (Yasine Sersar)
David is thrilled to be working with Emerge as Co-Artistic Director.
David has worked as an actor in Film & Theatre over the last 20 years, working on a number of productions worldwide.
He has worked with some amazing Creative personnel and fellow actors across productions such as Billy Elliot the Musical (West End & Australia), Jersey Boys (World Tour), The Last Ship (USA Tour), Flashdance (Europe & Asia Tour) to name a few.
David hopes to utilise, and draw from those experiences to help build new writing to life and shape it into fully fledge pieces to be enjoyed for years to come.
What Others Say...
I met Emerge when they selected my script from a competition they had set up to find writers for one of the early Emerge events. I was immediately struck with how supportive they were of my writing and how much freedom they gave me to be involved in the production of my piece, inviting me to sit in on rehearsals and constantly checking that I was happy with all the creative decisions. I was blown away by how hardworking they were. They put on the entire event almost single-handedly, as well as directing and starring in several of the pieces. Every time I thought there was nothing else they could do, I discovered another job they had undertaken themselves. The same is true of the other events I've had the honour of being involved in, each of which felt different in their own way. They range from being bigger and better versions of previous events to being dedicated to specific art forms such as theatre. I find their work ethic and their achievements truly inspiring and am trying to channel the same hardworking mindset into my own projects.
The Actors Centre
Emerge’s commitment to cross-medium collaboration is a refreshing take on the traditional scratch night, and demonstrates a genuine effort to create opportunities for a wide array of creatives.
The Playground Theatre
“A vibrant, exciting and diverse company with a clear vision and the ability to make it a reality. Emerge at The Playground was a huge success both artistically and practically. We were thrilled to host them.”
"Duffy" in Casualties
I loved Emerge at the Playground Festival.
It was an eclectic, diverse mix of theatre and music with high-calibre performers from the community speaking to the community. I hope it will be the first of many.
Creator of The Gonsalves Method
I was really happy to be part of the very innovative Emerge event a few months ago. It was really fun to be partnered with actors who I didn’t know and who didn’t know each other. Working with a piece of new writing and a new writer. Together we worked swiftly and boldly using a new acting technique The Gonsalves Method! We worked really well and laughed a lot while we tried to push ourselves to try new things. We managed successfully to create something very strong in a supportive environment at the venue in Acton. It was really great there was music and food and then an evening of new writing and many interesting new voices and new actors. I made loads of new contacts! It was very exciting to be part of what I hope is going to be a growing community of supportive, fun like minded creatives who are free to write act and direct and not limit themselves.