Emma Jayne Park
Emma Jayne Park is a dancer, theatre maker and arts advocate/activist working under the creative handle Cultured Mongrel. Making socio-political performance as a catalyst for encouraging social change, her practice invites the audience to engage through questioning their role in the performance, role in the conversation and role in society.
'High octane... energetic, witty and playful'(The Skinny), she plays an active role in challenging outdated infrastructures and invests in the development of a strong arts ecology driven by rigorous practice. She is presently a member of FST's Touring Strategy Group and sits on the Steering Group for DG Arts Festival.
Emma is Associate Artist with The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, a PUSH.EU Artist and is currently mentored by Charlotte Vincent after receiving The BENCH Fellowship in 2016.
She is presently developing a model of re-scaling large scale theatre work into living room based performances for people who cannot access public performance for medical reasons as well as developing her practice choreographing middle scale work and as a movement director in middle to large scale theatre. Her latest work researching failure, who imposes failure and the impact of this feeling will be created for touring in 2021.
Emma is currently exploring her practice as a writer, recycling material discarded during the creation of 'It's Not Over Yet...' to explore a 'stand up comedy' style theatre piece about her cancer experience.