Emma Buzo, Director - The Alex Buzo Company
Emma Buzo has BA (Performance) and a Graduate Diploma in Education. She works as a producer, educator, publicist, actor and presenter.

In 2007, she founded The Alex Buzo Company to nurture and build upon the work of her late father, pioneering Australian playwright and author
Alex Buzo (1944-2006). In her role as Director of The Alex Buzo Company, she has produced theatre and fundraising events, established an annual lecture series and an Education Program as well as managed all the companies public relations, securing mainstream television, print and radio coverage for the company's initiatives.

Previous to founding The Alex Buzo Company, Emma coordinated programs of education and taught drama to people from 2 years old to adults in schools, for NIDA and ATYP for the last fifteen years. She has also written, directed and produced many productions for young people.

Emma is also a trained actor and presenter, frequently engaged as a speaker, corporate training facilitator and performer. She is currently developing a corporate training seminar "Navigating Diversity in the Workplace" which uses her father's play to overcome the tensions that cultural and social difference creatives in the workplace,

Emma feels privileged to be working closely with her father's magnificent canon of work and is constantly invigorated by the memory of his energy, integrity and commitment to high standards. It has only been since his death that Emma has examined her father's work in great detail. Her ongoing research has provided an extraordinary path of learning about Australia's cultural and social history and provided inspiration and direction for the future.

In 2009, Emma mixed the classic with the contemporary, epitomising The Alex Buzo Company's raison d'etre, by producing a double bill of
Norm and Ahmed + Shafana and Aunt Sarrinah. 'Norm and Ahmed' is currently an HSC Drama text 2010-2012 and 'Shafana and Aunt Sarrinah' by Alana Valentine was the first new work to be commissioned by the company, written as a contemporary companion play for an Australian theatre icon. The production was one of only four nominees for Best Independent Production at the 2009 Sydney Theatre Awards.

In 2010, Emma produced a sell-out season of
Norm and Ahmed as well as Alex Buzo’s Macquarie at Riverside Theatres Parramatta directed by Wayne Harrison for the 200th anniversary of Governor Lachlan Macquarie’s leadership of NSW.

BUZO ED is The Alex Buzo Company's Education Program established to inspire teachers and students through high-quality theatrical experiences and accessible resources.

BUZO PR is The Alex Buzo Company’s public relations division, making Emma Buzo’s energetic, stylish and highly successful approach to public relations accessible to other cultural organisations.