Photo by: Emma Cochrane


Left to Right: Georgia Smith, Emma Ruse, Hannah Peace

Photo by: Trudy Stade

  • Creative - Navigate Early-Career Development Project (Illumination Theatre Services, 2021)

  • Director - Call Me Names by Lucinda Coyle (What Makes Me Woman, Little Britches Theatre, April 2021)

  • Writer - Richard of York (Gave Battle in Vain), performed by Hannah Jarrett-Scott. (2020 Stories Part Two, Scottish Youth Theatre, January 2021)

  • Director + Co-Writer - 2020 in 20 (Framework Theatre Company, December 2020)

  • Co-Writer + Performer - 12 Pending (Framework Theatre Company, Fringe 2018)

After gaining an HND in Acting + Performance from Performing Arts Studio Scotland, Emma has turned their attention to writing and directing within her creative practice. 

In 2021, Emma was selected for the pilot Navigate cohort with Illumination Theatre Services to work on developing a new play with the Framework Theatre Company team. 

Emma has a particular interest in stories about women, as well as stories rooted in the LGBT community, and loves political work.