Emma Hogg is Executive Director for WildWorks theatre from Cornwall, UK.
WildWorks is a critically acclaimed theatre company which combines a process of people and place to create work, large and small, that packs an emotional punch. Projects range from The Passion of Port Talbot in South Wales, marking the outbreak and end of WWI in Cornwall, a project in Nablus, Palestine, to unlocking the stories of Kensington Palace, UK and Gaasbeek Castle, Belgium. Their work sees them embedded in communities, drawing out stories to create work that has people at its heart. In 2017, the WildWorks faced one of the biggest challenges any company in any sector could face: the untimely death of their founder, Bill Mitchell. With Emma at the helm, the Company has navigated this complex and challenging period by bringing the team together to work towards a brand new five-year plan with a refreshed board of trustees. WildWorks is now a year into the new five-year plan, which continues to explore, progress and push the boundaries of the art of landscape theatre. WildWorks has secured its place as a National Portfolio Organisation for Arts Council England and a strategic arts client for their local authority, Cornwall Council.
Emma was born and grew up in Cornwall and after gaining a BA in Human Geography at the University of Lancaster, returned to join the Eden Project, where she worked for 13 years with her final role being Eden Live Programme Producer. After nearly 10 years of fleeting moments with WildWorks, she joined the team permanently in December 2014. Emma is also a board member of aerial dance company, Yskynna, and a consultant for Eden Project’s higher education programme.
Emma delicately balances life with a husband, two children and a menagerie of animals.