We open Season 2 of Creative Conversations with a superstar episode to kick off 2019. Stage actor and performing artist Stephanie van Driesen joins host Yang-May Ooi to talk about what it takes to be a superstar in musical theatre in South East Asia, and why she is passionate about always learning and developing her craft.
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Stephanie first contacted me a few months ago for permission to perform an extract from my solo theatre show Bound Feet Blues as part of a showcase evening. I was delighted and said Yes – but unfortunately could not go and see her show. I did catch up with her, however, a few days afterwards to hear how it went. On meeting her, I was immediately struck by her star presence and also her warmth and generosity of spirit. At a cafe at Hays Galleria, one hour turned into two and then three as we talked and laughed and sparked off each other’s creative energy.
I knew I had to invite her onto Creative Conversations to share her exuberant love of theatre and her passion for her craft with a wider audience.
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Links to some of the things we talked about
Stephanie’s website, with details of her Superstar workshops http://www.sfastage.com/
Stephanie on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/stephanievandriesen
Stephanie on Twitter https://twitter.com/stephvandriesen
Stephanie on Facebook https://en-gb.facebook.com/StephanieVanDriesen/
Sally Bowles, Cabaret bit.ly/ccv-cabaret
Dorothy, Wizard of Oz https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wizard_of_Oz_(1939_film)
Yang-May’s solo theatre show Bound Feet Blues www.BoundFeetBlues.co.uk
Betrayal by Harold Pinter https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betrayal_(play)
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Yang-May Ooi is a multimedia author & TEDx speaker. Her creative projects include Bound Feet Blues (theatre), South London Voices and Creative Conversations (podcasts). She also works with individuals, non-profits and small businesses to help them tell their unique stories to engage and inspire others. ¦ www.TigerSpirit.co.uk