Actor, Action Designer, Instructor
"Telling stories. That's what I love. Finding the heart and the important piece that needs to be shared, whether to bring joy or healing or adventure... yes, that's what I love"
Have a listen to my new Commercial Voice Reel thanks to Janice at DemoManiacs.
Oresteia: This Restless House
*** Remounted for the Edinburgh International Festival ***
Aug 22 - 27, 2017
The award winning trilogy by Zinnie Harris, adapted from Aeschylus' The Oresteia. Produced by The Citizen's Theatre and The National Theatre of Scotland, I worked as Fight Director on this production.
I played the roles of Apemantus and the Senator in Timon of Athens, adapted and directed by Jennifer Dick.
* * * * - "the suspicious philosopher Apemantus is played by fine Canadian actor EmmaClaire Brightlyn, a gender shift which (like Brightlyn's playing of an Athenian senator) is simultaneously modern and timeless... memorable playing by Cooper and Brightlyn." The Sunday Herald - Mark Brown
* * * * - "[Timon's] interplay with Brightlyn as Apemantus is key here. While opposites attracted when Timon was a good time girl, her acquired misanthropy make the pair uncomfortable equals." The Herald - Neil Cooper
Thank you so much to Creative Scotland for your financial support in my attendance at the first ever World Stage Combat Conference in Toronto, Aug 3 - 24, 2016.
“You think you know who I am, what I might become... ”
With the sunrise comes her final day, her final fight.
She chooses, and she may just prove you wrong.
Becoming is a mesmerizing one-act play about a Gladiatrix, written by Kathy McKean and produced by Shiny Productions.
Directed by Jennifer Dick
Performed by EmmaClaire Brightlyn
May 16 and 17, 2016 at Govanhill Baths, 6:30 nightly.
Reviews For EmmaClaire's Performance In Richard II, Bard In The Botanics 2015
* * * * "... bravely rethought version..." The Scotsman - Joyce McMillan
* * * * " fierce-eyed Lady Bolingbroke (EmmaClaire Brightlyn) is ... a steely warrior driven by honour, not anger. Revealing a tender heart, she makes you wish there had once been a great queen of that name." The Guardian - Mark Fisher
* * * * "... most daringly audacious of reinventions ... " The Herald - Neil Cooper