A THEATRE PODCAST
Freelancers make up 70% of the Theatre workforce and have been severely affected by the pandemic.
It is time to hear their voices.
Freelancers Make Theatre Work have partnered with Curtain Call to produce a series of podcasts all about the Freelancers that really do make theatre work.
You can listen to the current episodes below but please do subscribe tp The Curtain Call Podcast so you get each episode direct to your device when they are released.
Each episode is available via all your favourite podcast providers and the Broadway Podcast Network.
Freelancers Make: A Theatre Podcast Ep 3 -Sally Beck Wippman
Sally Beck Wippman, an American Director, had just moved back to the UK a few months before the pandemic sent the country into lockdown.
Far from family, and without an established place in the UK theatre community, she found solace in Freelancers Make Theatre Work – and the Migrants in Theatre movement.
In this episode, Sally takes us into an empty Tobacco Factory Theatres in Bristol, England to reminisce on past productions and dreaming of future ones… She is joined by actor Joe Tweedale.
Episode Narrated by Leo Wan “Getting Better Every Day” arranged by Tom Johnson Episode Music Composed by Freddie Crossley Edited by John Schwab
Freelancers Make: A Theatre Podcast Ep 2 -Prema Mehta
In this episode, Lighting Designer Prema Mehta returns to Storyhouse during the pandemic to reflect on previous experiences there, and also to show what a theatre freelancer feels like when they are no longer able to go into work with theatres shut.
Prema has designed the lighting for over 200 productions, and works across the UK. Recent work includes productions at The Royal Court, Sheffield Theatres, Shakespeare’s Globe, Storyhouse, and The Young Vic. She has also designed for Madame Tussauds, The O2 Arena and Westminster Hall.
She founded Stage Sight to widen the theatre workforce in offstage roles, and encourage those who are under represented backstage, so that our industry more accurately reflects our society.
Freelancers Make: A Theatre Podcast Ep 1 – Paule Constable
Paule is an Olivier and Tony award-winning freelance lighting designer. She is an associate director of the National Theatre and of Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures.
She has worked on shows like Ocean at the End of the Lane, Angels in America, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Les Mis, Warhorse and Follies.
Her designs have transported audiences and characters to heaven, deep into the ocean, through the inner workings of a child’s mind, through wars, and into dreams.
She is a passionate believer in collaboration – both onstage and off.