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Fizzy Chat with Lucy Kerbel

Fizzy Chat with Lucy Kerbel

November 30, 2020

The Fizzy Chat sessions are additional, one-off episodes, sprinkled at glorious random amongst the usual offering of short plays and short interviews, where we go deep in conversation with one fascinating womxn in theatre. These are longer conversations than we would have in a standard episode, and we’re so excited to kick off with the wonderful Lucy Kerbel of Tonic Theatre. 

Hornet by Josephine Starte

Hornet by Josephine Starte

October 5, 2020

The final episode of our pilot series presents the play Hornet by Josephine Starte, directed by Hanna Berrigan and performed by Josephine Starte, with sound design by Julian Starr. 

After the play, we will be talking to writer Josephine Starte and our special guest, psychotherapist Kate Mills.

Set in a gallery, Hornet spends time in the mind of a young woman as she recalls a relationship with an older artist that may have been coercive, and may, equally, have been a passionate love story.

This episode is hosted by Tamara von Werthern and Lily McLeish, edited by Julian Starr and Lily McLeish, with intro music by Jane Dickson. Cover Art by Alice Müller.

Timecodes: 

The Play: 2:06

Interview with psychotherapist Kate Mills: 20:30

Interview with Josephine Starte: 54:46

 

White Tuesday by Eve Leigh

White Tuesday by Eve Leigh

September 28, 2020

The sixth episode of the pilot series presents the play White Tuesday by Eve Leigh, directed by Lily McLeish and performed by Jennifer Jackson and Evelyn Miller, with sound design by Julian Starr. 

The play is followed by an interview with Eve Leigh and special guest "Jessica" (pseudonym) from the organisation Police Spies Out of Lives.

In the play White Tuesday "Jasmine and Bianca have been arrested after some environmental direct action goes south. At least they think they've been arrested. They've not had their rights read to them. They're just stuck in this room until someone decides to get them out. And they're beginning to suspect that it might take quite a long time..."

The episode is hosted by Josephine Starte and Tamara von Werthern, edited by Julian Starr and Lily McLeish with intro music by Jane Dickson. Cover Art by Alice Müller.

TW: this episode contains references to police brutality and deception. 

Timecodes:

The Play: 01:46

Interview with Eve Leigh: 21:28

Interview with "Jessica" (pseudonym) from the organisation Police Spies Out of Lives: 50:00

Jellyfish Blooms by Marie Bjørn

Jellyfish Blooms by Marie Bjørn

September 21, 2020

The fifth episode of the pilot series presents the play Jellyfish Blooms by Marie Bjørn, directed by Anna Girvan and performed by Anna-Sofie Fredslund, with sound design by Julian Starr.  The play was translated from Danish by Mathias Ravn.

The play is followed by an interview with Marie Bjørn and special guest Heather Anne Swanson. 

The message from the sea in Jellyfish Blooms is "We're taking over your world. You're dying out anyway."

The episode is hosted by Lily McLeish and Tamara von Werthern, edited by Julian Starr and Lily McLeish with intro music by Jane Dickson. Cover Art by Alice Müller.

Timecodes: 

The Play: 1:40

Interview with Marie Bjørn: 14:06

Interview with Heather Anne Swanson: 39:40

Special Occasions by Amy Ng

Special Occasions by Amy Ng

September 14, 2020

The fourth episode of the pilot series presents the play Special Occasions by Amy Ng, directed by Lily McLeish and performed by Jenna Augen and Ruth Marie Kröger, with sound design by Julian Starr.

The play is followed by an interview with Amy Ng and special guest Dr. Jaclyn Granick.

Special Occasions is a play exploring mother-daughter relationships, survivor guilt, vicarious living, and nostalgia.

The episode is hosted by Josephine Starte and Tamara von Werthern, edited by Julian Starr and Lily McLeish with intro music by Jane Dickson. Cover Art by Alice Müller.

Timecodes:

The play: 01:46

Interview with Amy Ng: 19:30

Interview with Dr. Jaclyn Granick: 38:10

…blackbird hour by babirye bukilwa

…blackbird hour by babirye bukilwa

September 7, 2020

Our third episode of our pilot series presents the play ...blackbird hour by babirye bukilwa, directed by Anna Girvan and performed by babirye bukilwa and Michael Balogun, with sound design by Julian Starr.

The play is followed by an interview with babirye bukilwa and special guest Myah Jeffers.

...blackbird hour is an explosive and intimate fly on the wall four dimensional experience about a young Black womxn who has reached her wits end.

This episode is hosted by Lily McLeish and Tamara von Werthern, edited by Julian Starr and Lily McLeish with intro music by Jane Dickson. Cover Art by Alice Müller.

Timecodes: 

The play: 01:46

Interview with babirye bukilwa: 16:54

Interview with Myah Jeffers: 40:50

 

Swan Song by Buhle Ngaba

Swan Song by Buhle Ngaba

August 31, 2020

Our second episode of the pilot series presents the play Swan Song by Buhle Ngaba, directed by Ilana Cilliers and performed by Buhle Ngaba, with composition by Ilana Cilliers.

The play is followed by an interview with writer Buhle Ngaba and special guest Naledi Majola. 

There is an ancient belief that swans burst into song with their final breath. Set in a tiny box flat in Johannesburg, Swan Song is a coming of age tale, tracing the journey of a young Tswana woman from Taung born with a winged scapula, a symbol that mirrors a constant struggle for belonging, of home.

This episode is hosted by Lily McLeish and Josephine Starte, edited by Julian Starr and Lily McLeish with intro music by Jane Dickson. Cover Art by Alice Müller.

 

Timecodes:

The play: 01:46

Interview with Buhle Ngaba: 24:50

Interview with Naledi Majola: 1:05:40

Lemons by Tamara von Werthern

Lemons by Tamara von Werthern

August 24, 2020

This inaugural episode presents the play Lemons by Tamara von Werthern, directed by Sandra Theresa Buch and performed by Tamara von Werthern, with composition by Esben Tjalve.

The play is followed by an interview with Tamara von Werthern and special guest Nastazja Somers. 

Lemons is a personal piece about migration, identity, belonging and political change, which grew out of the lockdown travel restrictions.

This episode is hosted by Lily McLeish and Josephine Starte, edited by Julian Starr and Lily McLeish with intro music by Jane Dickson. Cover Art by Alice Müller. 

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