Everyone wants to be Emma, nobody wants to be me

A bunch of flowers. Diet Coke. Pink ribbon. Glitter. Prom dresses. Vocal warmups. A boyfriend called Paul. A competition. A game. Six women, desperate to win.

Everyone Wants to be Emma explores the searing impossibilities of womanhood and identity, tracking six versions of the same young woman as they compete at a beauty pageant. Darkly funny and brutally honest, Everyone Wants to be Emma is a new Australian play from Zadie Kennedy McCracken and Ella Crowley that delves deep into the wild world of one woman’s search for self.

Directed by Zadie Kennedy Mccracken

Written by Zadie Kennedy Mccracken & Ella Crowley

Produced by Chiara Henger

Stage Manager Cassidy Cox

Movement Direction: Tallulah McKenzie

Costuming by Chiharu Valentino

Image by Owen Morfitt

Access Information:
50% Visual rating

Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.

Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.

This Exploration has been supported by the Australian Design and Fine Arts Society’s Yarra Young and Emerging Arts Fund.