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In 2009 Emma’s Dad died. Days later she found out he’d had a child with a woman he abandoned heartbroken and pregnant in the 1950s.
The revelation sends her on a round-the-world trip, starting at Aberystwyth, the Welsh town where he’d conducted the relationship and where Emma spent three years as a drama student.
In a quest to make peace with her father and her own history, Emma follows in his footsteps, discovering their Jewish heritage in Europe, his film-star dreams in the Far East, and finishing in the place she was born – Toronto.
Part travelogue, part autobiographical myth-making, Emma uses her trademark poetic writing and multi-media to express an impossible search for truth.
Emma Decent is an emerging theatre artist based in West Yorkshire, known for provocative poetry, performance prose, subversive panto and theatre.
‘Entertaining, beautifully crafted, fearless and insightful...’ Large magazine
Open space is a place for artists to play, explore and develop new ideas.
A place to dream and think and a place to play-test that thinking with audiences.
Having seen this work in excerpt I’m genuinely delighted to be able to support Emma, through our Open Space programme, to create a more fully formed performance piece. She has a gentle diffidence as a performer that belies the power of her words and she really is saying something important about life and love and the disappointment that both can bring with them.
Iain Bloomfield, Artistic Director –Theatre in the Mill
Open space is a place for artists to play, explore and develop new ideas. A place to dream and think and a place to play-test that thinking with audiences.