Interview with Ola Ince, director of "Dutchman" at the Young Vic

Genesis Future Directors Award Winner Ola Ince has directed Amiri Baraka's provocative play about race relations and freedom. The story of a black man and a white woman who meet on a train on an oppresively hot day, this is a challenging piece written in the 1960's. I spoke to Ola about her background and process in directing her production at the Young Vic.

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Interview: Amy Conachan

Scottish actor, Amy Conachan, talks about her role in Wendy Hoose. Described as an ‘outspoken comedy of bad manners’ by the critics, Johnny McKnight's play for Birds of Paradise and Random Accomplice Wendy Hoose has wowed the critics in Scotland (including Edfringe last year) and is about to open at Soho theatre (Apr 12th-May 7th). I talked to Amy Conachan who plays Laura in this two hander about what happens when things aren’t quite what they at first seem…

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Interview: Yolanda Mercy

I met Yolanda Mercy a couple of years ago at Rich Mix, just as she was beginning the development of her show 'On the Edge of Me'. Read on to find out more about her work and this show, which explores what it is to be a young person graduating today.

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Interview: Ann Akin

This week Female Arts' Amie Taylor managed to catch Ann Akin, the director of Young Harts Theatre Company; a vibrant company that promotes drama and education for young people within the community.

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Interview: Tabitha Mortiboy

Tabitha Mortiboy’s second full length play, Beacons, is about to open at The Park Theatre, London. Last week Female Arts’ Amie Taylor chatted to her about her career and the play.

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Thick as Thieves on gender balance and their next production: Twelfth Night

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Nicky Diss and Thomas Judd are Thick as Thieves in more ways than one - married to each other as well as partners in the company. Nicky talks about their forthcoming production of Twelfth Night (in which they are partners in the cast) and another forthcoming production of a more personal kind.

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Interview with Kate Webster: RED Women's Theatre Awards finalist playwright

Kate Webster is a writer and director who has writen a series of pieces that use personal stories to explore big scientific ideas. With 'Gone' Kate is a finalist playwright in the inaugural RED Women's Theatre Awards showcase this Sunday 6th March at the Greenwich Theatre, London.

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Interview with Cassiah Joski-Jethi: RED Women's Theatre Awards finalist playwright

Cassiah Joski-Jethi is a writer, director and actor in both film and theatre. With 'Under My Thumb' Cassiah Joski-Jethi is a finalist playwright in the inaugural RED Women's Theatre Awards showcase this Sunday 6th March at the Greenwich Theatre, London.

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Interview with Sian Rowland - RED Women's Theatre Awards finalist playwright

Sian Rowland was a primary school deputy head, then a local authority adviser and is now a freelance trainer. With 'Spurn The Dust' Sian Rowland is a finalist playwright in the inaugural RED Women's Theatre Awards showcase this Sunday 6th March at the Greenwich Theatre, London.

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Interview with Isabella Javor - RED Women's Theatre Awards finalist playwright

Isabella is an actor, writer, musician, and co-founder of emerging company Paper Cage Theatre. At the East 15 Acting School on the BA Acting & Contemporary Theatre course, ‘Dissonance’ will be her debut as a playwright in the inaugural RED Women's Theatre Awards showcase this Sunday 6th March at the Greenwich Theatre

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