The annual festival of feminism, ‘Calm Down Dear’, runs again at Camden People’s Theatre from 16 January until 4 February. F-Word readers can get 10% off any show in the first week with the code CDDFWord10. Ahead of the festival, I asked some of the artists a few questions over email about feminism, their shows and the future. Here’s what they told me. What inspired you to create the show that you’re bringing to Calm Down Dear?
Can you tell me a bit about yourself as an artist? I am a theatre-maker who specialises in blending spoken word and vocal looping (yes, like the thing Ed Sheeran does). I make work about identity, being an outsider and being the ‘other’. Having started in musical theatre, I did a bit of producing on the side and then found my way into solo performance via cabaret and the Roundhouse.
I suppose that I must start this month’s post by addressing some of the events in the comedy and theatre worlds that have followed on from the Harvey Weinstein horrors. I will admit to a certain amount of cynicism; the Old Vic signed this Joint Statement from the Theatre Industry and yet their old Artistic Director, Kevin Spacey, is one of first people to have accusations made against him. It is right that the Charity Commission are asking questions of the venue’s Board.
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