A native of Derry, Emer has been living and working in Dublin for most of her life.
Recent stage roles include Geraldine in It’s Getting Harder And Harder For Me (Sarah Baxter & Alice Malseed) at The Mac in Belfast and Dublin Fringe Festival, Mags in Breaking Sense at Smock Alley, The Woman in It Beats, a two-hander by Hilary Dziminski (Sean O’Casey Theatre) and a variety of characters in Science Fiction Radio Hour at The Project (Collapsing Horse).
Forthcoming TV projects include Bloodlands, a new 4-part thriller for the BBC, in which she appears alongside Jimmy Nesbitt and Charlene McKenna. She has also had roles in Scúp (TG4/Stirling TV) Fir, Marú agus Grá (TG4)and a number of short films including Relic directed by Christy Scoltock, The Lighthouse (Bear Print Films), Face It Again (Up On Blue Bridge Productions) and Stacey’s Place directed by Paul Heary.
Previous theatre credits include roles with Malaprop Theatre (Jericho), Fortune’s Fool Productions (The Taming Of The Shrew), the Samuel Beckett Theatre (Don Jose in Carmen Disruption), Umbrella Theatre Company (Afterlife), Smock Alley (Sugar Mice) and numerous roles in the Pavilion Theatre including Maggie in Dancing at Lughnasa, Mena in Sive, and Madame de Volanges in Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Emer also has extensive experience in living history performance through her work with Deilg Inis Theatre Company.
Emer’s voiceover work includes online campaigns for Unicef and Concern, corporate video and documentary narration. Previous radio work includes a weekly slot, The Ladies, with Sean Moncrieff on Newstalk.
As part of the One City One Book Festival 2016, she was invited to direct a one-woman stage adaptation of the novel, Fallen by Lia Mills. This was performed in The Lexicon Studio, Dun Laoghaire & The Mill, Dundrum.
Emer is an accomplished singer with a rich alto voice.
She trained with the Michael Chekhov International Academy (Berlin) under Master Tutor, Joerg Andrees, receiving the Academy’s Advanced Actor & Facilitator Certification in 2016. She is currently the Convener of the Michael Chekhov Studio Dublin.
Emer is also an experienced youth theatre facilitator and drama teacher, holding both Associate and Licentiate Diplomas in Drama Teaching (RIAM) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Secondary Education (QUB). She is a Senior Examiner with the Irish Board of Speech & Drama and a popular and experienced festival adjudicator.
Our clients Emer Casey and Aine Ni Laoghaire will be appearing together in Alice Malseed’s acclaimed show It’s Getting Harder And Harder For Me at The Mac on May 3rd and 4th. The show, which was a hit at last years Dublin Fringe, is directed by Sarah Baxter. Aine recently spoke to the Irish Times Weekend magazine about her training regime. You can get tickets for the show right here.
Our own Emer Casey will be part of the cast of Collapsing Horse‘s Christmas Science Fiction Hour this weekend. She writes:
“Delira and excira to be part of Collapsing Horse’s Christmas Science Fiction Hour this Saturday (16th) in the Project! Working with a feast of fab peeps – Paul Reid, Sophie Jo Wasson, Maeve O’Mahony & John Doran. Will I be able to keep a straight face? Will you? Will anyone?”
It promises to be a Christmas cracker of a night. Check out all details on the event page here.
A lot of Frontline’s actors are very busy as Dublin Fringe season descends on Dublin. Here’s a rundown of all the Frontliners working on shows at this years festival. So yes, take this as our (lightly biased) list of top recommendations!
Donncha O’Dea will appear as a troubled ventriloquist in Dummy from Morb which plays the Peacock Theatre from September 9th to 16th at 6.30pm nightly. Book Tickets.
Juliette Crosby and Tom Moran will appear in the fierce exciting Fierce Notions from Ill-Advised Theatre Company. It runs from September 11th-17th in The Black Box at Smock Alley Theatre. Book Tickets.
Emer Casey appears in the new show from Alice Malseed and Sarah Baxter it’s getting harder and harder for me which plays Smock Alley Theatre from September 10th to 14th. Book Tickets.
Aine Ni Laoghaire takes to the stage as the Preacher in Neon Western, the acclaimed show from Conflicted Theatre & Peter Power. It runs from Sep 09 -10/13 -17. Book Tickets.
Fiona McGeown directs a new show for her company Painted Bird. Susanne R. Day’s ‘Toilers’ – Her Lost Play runs at The Lir from September 19th to 23rd. Book Tickets.