Emma is a practice led PhD candidate at the University of Leeds, researching the role of the director in participative practice. Always participation appeared accompanied by concerns of the ‘ethical’. These concerns have subsequently informed an exploration of emergent ethics within participative engagement. As a result she is exploring Fischer-Lichte’s event aesthetics through participative invitation; developing projects that seek to play with (the aesthetics of) ethics via immanence and emergence. Emma trained as an artistic director at Dartington College of Arts & the University of East Anglia. She has 25+ years of directorial practice, largely participatory, in small-scale & regional theatre in Britain including New Perspectives Theatre Co, Yorkshire Women Theatre, Blaize, Mind The Gap, Contact Theatre, The Crucible, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Oldham Coliseum and Wakefield Theatre Royal. Most recently she was a lecturer in Performance at University Campus Oldham.