As a performer, Gemma has created lead roles for all SHUNT productions, including three with the National Theatre. As such she is particularly highly skilled in immersive theatre. She makes shows with Silvia Mercuriali (writing and performing), which have toured internationally (Japan, Israel, Australia, Europe). She recently created the lead in Amber Sealey's feature film NO LIGHT AND NO LAND ANYWHERE, that played in festivals across America.
Gemma Brockis is startlingly talented — she has a bracing realness that is impossible to look away from. I can’t think of any role she wouldn’t make 100 times more interesting with her complexity and that incredible face. In my fantasy of how the world works, people would jump on this actress.
Other leading creatives I have worked with as a performer (in first cast of all productions):
HANDSPRING AND NATIONAL THEATRE (as actor/deviser for first cast of CROW) | CHRIS THORPE and SAM PRITCHARD (at MANCHESTER ROYAL EXCHANGE and SOHO) | CHRIS GOODE (with HEADLONG at THE GATE | THE TRAVERSE, PLYMOUTH THEATRE ROYAL) | TAI SHANI (Fine artist working at the TATE and HAYWARD galleries and GLASGOW INTERNATIONAL) | PUNCHDRUNK (Game - SILVERPOINT).