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World Problems

by Emma Mary Hall

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A solo time capsule catapulting across the ages, seamlessly merging the most private and intimate reflections with a world-spanning perspective.

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A woman summons up her childhood with an intensity so visceral it seems to be playing out in front of us. But as her memories draw closer to the present, the space between the personal and the speculative grows ever more blurry. Where do you end, and everything else begins?

Theatre maker Emma Mary Hall has cemented a reputation for herself as one of the most astute and insightful observers of the shape of things to come, blending a poetic sensibility with rigorous attention to global and historical matters.

Emma Mary Hall is an award-winning writer, performer and theatre maker based in Victoria. World Problems is her debut with Melbourne Theatre Company. She has written three solo works (We May Have to Choose, Ode to Man and World Problems), all of which have earned multiple awards and/or presentation tours nationally and internationally. Ode to Man is published by Playlab. Emma has also directed two productions: Breeders (La Mama Theatre, 2021) and Show Cat! Sleep Faster! (VCA, 2020). She co-devised After Joan with third year performing arts students at Federation University (2024) and has worked as assistant director and/or dramaturg on several independent theatre productions around Melbourne. As a writer, Emma is interested in the ways in which the individual imagination is governed or shaped by broader social norms, and in the essential role theatre plays in helping us to experience and negotiate a shared truth.