Emily Perkins is acclaimed as a novelist and short story writer, but her career started as an actor graduating from Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School in 1989.
In her playwriting debut In 2015 Perkins created a contemporary interpretation of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House with Auckland Theatre Company, who have now commissioned a new work from her. The Made explores the world of artificial intelligence (AI) and the ethical quandaries and issues this technology raises. Perkins asks: if Dr Frankenstein were a 21st Century woman, what would she create? .
Emily Perkins was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to literature in 2017.
For details on the world premiere of The Made opening 20 September go here.