Who are we?

Emma Beech started making shows for her mum in her bedroom when she was 6.  Since then, she has graduated from Flinders Drama Centre and gone on to become an actor and theatre maker who does stand-up documentaries.  Emma works around sunny Australia and the cold Europe.  In the past 7 years, Emma has performed and created new work in Denmark with Carte Blanche & Group 38.  In Australia, she was worked as an actor on screen with several local filmmaker, hosted the television series Artshow with ABC & the Australia Network.  For theatre, she has had the pleasure of creating & performing with Last Tuesday Society, Cab Sav, Real TV, Patch, Monkey Baa, Playwriting Australia.  Emma collaborates regularly & vigorously with Sarah John & is a proud founding member of the Australian Bureau of Worthiness.  Emma also plays Fatima alongside Stephen Sheehan in ‘Dating the World’.

 “For one spell-binding hour Emma yarned & acted out, questioned & made poignant.”

James Dodd has exhibited widely across Australia in artist run, publicly funded and commercial spaces.  His work traverses the boundaries between visual street culture, alternative use of urban space and existing gallery conventions.  He likes sunsets, palm trees and long walks on the beach.  As a member of the Australian Bureau of Worthiness he brings his creative opinions, his social musings and his warm drawing insights to an already overflowing pool of talent.


Tessa Leong wrote, directed and starred in her first show in year one assembly: it was about Martians. Directing highlights since graduation at Flinders Drama Centre as a directing student include Best We Forget (Adelaide Fringe Festival 2010, Tamarama Rock Surfers Season 2012, Under The Radar Brisbane Festival 2012) and Make Me Honest, Make Me Wedding Cake which won the 2009 Adelaide Fringe inSPACE Development Award, both with isthisyours?. Her work with Griffin Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company, Ontroerend Goed, Drop Bear Theatre, State Theatre Company of SA and Restless Dance Company has fed her love of new and challenging work. She has been involved in developments of new writing with Playwriting Australia, Vitalstatistix and Country Arts SA. Tessa has also tutored, directed and mentored at The University of Wollongong and Flinders University of SA on many creative projects. She is currently working on two new works with her company isthisyours?- Audio Commentary and That’s His Style. Her search for the worth in everyday occurs with Emma Beech and James Dodd as part of The Australian Bureau of Worthiness in which she has worked on I Met Port Road and I Met Goolwa. Tessa is member of the Griffin Theatre Company Studio 2013.