Emily Laurens is a multi-disciplinary socially engaged artist based in Wales. Central to her practice is collaboration and work with communities. Most of her work is about the relationship between ecological crisis and social justice and uses metaphor to better understand the world and how radical imagination can be used to envision new futures.
Emily works at the intersections between mediums: using visual theatre, live art, comedy and clown as a performer/writer/director; puppetry, the body and costume as a designer/maker/film-maker; and as a community artist working with a range of artistic disciplines. Emily is an exemplary facilitator and her work is rooted in intuitive and creative research methods and a non-extractive ethos.
Emily co-directs Feral Theatre and is co-founder of Remembrance Day for Lost Species. She works part time as Play Officer for the National Trust at Dinefwr and is studying on a three year Masters programme in Art Psychotherapy at the University of South Wales.