In this episode of the Creative Conversations podcast, host Yang-May Ooi drops in on actress and playwright Janet Behan and theatre director Jessica Higgs during rehearsals for Janet’s new one woman play Why Shouldn’t I Go?. They take a break to talk about their experiences of working in the theatre and also go in depth on creating the characters and world of Why Shouldn’t I Go?
Janet Behan and Jessica Higgs on Why Shouldn’t I Go? CCV0208 ¦ Creative Conversations [podcast]
Janet Behan is an actress and playwright, and niece of Irish playwright Brendan Behan. She talks in this episode about the influences of her family background and Irish roots on her acting and writing career. We also hear about the challenges of life as an actress and the empowering sense of creativity she experiences as a writer.
Jessica Higgs directed my solo play Bound Feet Blues and is now directing Janet’s new play Why Shouldn’t I Go? She talks about her creative process as a director working with solo actors and how she develops with the actor a fully formed world on stage. It’s fascintating stuff!
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Creative Conversations with Yang-May Ooi – Season 2 Episode 8
Links to some of the things we talked about
Janet Behan’s blog – https://behan-94370-107.blog
Janet Behan on Twitter – https://twitter.com/janetbehan
Why Shoudn’t I Go? Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/Why-Shouldnt-I-Go-107943237214812/
Dates and venues of Why Shouldn’t I Go?
Belsize Community Library, Antrim Road, London NW3 4XN
October 4, 7.30pm
Ropetackle, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG
October 8, 8pm
London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB
November 14 – 16, 8pm
Lewisham Irish Centre, 2a Davenport Road, London SE6 2AZ
January 25th 2020, 7.30pm
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Creative Conversations is a podcast talking about creativity in the arts, life and business. It is part of the Tiger Spirit family of creative content, conceived and presented by multimedia author Yang-May Ooi.
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Yang-May Ooi is a writer & podcaster. Her creative work includes The Flame Tree and Mindgame (novels), Bound Feet Blues (theatre), Creative Conversations (podcast) and Oxford Moments (multimedia blog). ¦ www.TigerSpirit.co.uk