artistic director               emily ayoub

A theatre-maker, director, teacher and performer, Emily studied at Theatre Nepean (2005) and graduated from Jacques Lecoq International Theatre School Paris (2011).

Emily founded Clockfire in 2011. She has created, produced and performed in Lei Hideaway which won Sydney Fringe Festival's Best Theatre Show 2012, The Grief Parlour co-produced by Parramatta Riverside for True West Theatre, and A Hunger Suite a collaboration with Turkish theatre-maker Mine Cerci performed at İkinci Kat Theatre Istanbul and The Old 505 Theatre. Most recently, Emily made her directorial debut with we, the lost company which was supported by Inner West Council, Brand X's residency program and launched the The Old 505 Theatre in Newtown.

Emily has taught devising theatre, clown and Lecoq workshops at AIM Dramatic Arts, AFTRS, Casula Powerhouse, InPlay Arts, Riverside Theatres and for school drama students across NSW.

As an actor, Emily has worked with Griffin Theatre, Siren Theatre Co, Night Sky Productions and in numerous education tours for Echelon Productions, Brainstorm Productions and Bankstown Youth Development Service.

Emily was the recipient of the Ian Potter Cultural Trust grant 2010 and was recently an assessor on the Festival Fatale panel as part of the Women In Theatre And Screen (WITS) initiative.