11 episodes

Welcome to 'Making It'. The podcast about making it as an artist in the passionate and dynamic landscape of UK theatre.

Making It with Temi Wilkey OneFinePlay

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0, 43 Ratings

Welcome to 'Making It'. The podcast about making it as an artist in the passionate and dynamic landscape of UK theatre.

    Margaret Perry Talks About The Rehearsal Process

    Margaret Perry Talks About The Rehearsal Process

    Temi sits down with Margaret Perry, an award winning playwright. Her debut play, Porcelain, was staged at The Abbey Theatre, Dublin in 2018 and she will soon have her play, Collapsible, staged at the Bush Theatre.
    In this episode, Margaret talks openly about her process of writing her first play as well as the experience of sitting in the audience for her first previews. She also shares her insights on the most valuable time to attend rehearsals.
    Margaret Perry’s play, Collapsible, will be showing at the Bush Theatre from 5th February.
    For more information, follow the link: https://www.bushtheatre.co.uk/event/collapsible/
    Host: Temi Wilkey  
    Producer: Jane Ryan
    Editor: Kasra Firouzyar
    Member of the OneFinePlay Podcast Network

    • 54 min
    Zoe Cooper Talks About Finding Your Voice

    Zoe Cooper Talks About Finding Your Voice

    Temi sits down with playwright and theatre practitioner Zoe Cooper. Earlier this year, her play OUT OF WATER, was staged at the Orange Tree Theatre and was produced in association with the RSC. She has been shortlisted for the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the 2019 Evening Standard Awards and is nominated for the ‘Best New Production of a Play’ Award in the Broadway World UK Awards.
    In this episode, Zoe talks openly about her experience of writing short plays to exploring full length plays. She reveals how she found her voice as a playwright and the urgency of her writing.
    For more information about Zoe’s play, Out of Water, follow the link: https://www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/out-of-water
    Host: Temi Wilkey  
    Producer: Jane Ryan
    Editor: Kasra Firouzyar
    Member of the OneFinePlay Podcast Network

    • 57 min
    Outbox Theatre Talks About Devising With Autobiography & LGBT+ Stories

    Outbox Theatre Talks About Devising With Autobiography & LGBT+ Stories

    Temi sits down with Ben Buratta, Emily Joh Miller & Yasmin Zadeh from Outbox Theatre. Making theatre queerly, Outbox collaborate with LGBT+ performers, artists and communities to tell stories in bold and exciting ways.
    In this episode, Outbox reveal their journey in the rehearsal room and where they get their inspiration when devising. This is an candid and insightful conversation that that goes from personal experiences to refining structure.
    Founded in 2010, past productions have included ‘And The Rest of Me Floats’ at the Bush Theatre, to their upcoming production, ‘GOOVE’. For more information on Outbox Theatre, check out their website: https://www.outboxtheatre.com/

    Host: Temi Wilkey
    Producer: Jane Ryan
    Editor: Kasra Firouzyar
    Part of the OneFinePlay podcast network

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Zia Ahmed Talks Poetry & Dramatic Structure

    Zia Ahmed Talks Poetry & Dramatic Structure

    Temi sits down with poet and playwright, Zia Ahmed, who had his debut play, I Wanna Be Yours, presented by Paines Plough and Tamasha in association with Bush Theatre. Zia chats about his journey as a poet and how it has informed his writing.
    In this episode, Zia talks candidly about the impact of his writing and how it intertwines with mental health. Zia Ahmed's play, I Wanna Be Yours, will be at the Bush Theatre from 4th December.
    For more information, follow the link: https://www.bushtheatre.co.uk/event/i-wanna-be-yours/

    Host: Temi Wilkey
    Producer: Jane Ryan
    Editor: Kasra Firouzyar
    Part of the OneFinePlay podcast network

    • 51 min
    Ella Road Talks About Creating Character & Calling Yourself A Writer

    Ella Road Talks About Creating Character & Calling Yourself A Writer

    Temi sits down with Ella Road, who had her play, The Phlebotomist, staged at the Hampstead Downstairs in 2018, and then in the Main House in 2019. Ella talks about her journey from drama school to being a writer for the stage.
    In this episode, Ella openly shares her thoughts on hierarchy in the creative industry as well as what she does to create character, her mental health and calling herself a writer. This is an honest conversation that reveals what Ella Road’s process is like as a playwright. 
    To know more about Ella Road’s play, The Phlebotomist, you can read about it here: https://www.hampsteadtheatre.com/whats-on/2019/the-phlebotomist/
    This episode was produced by Jane Ryan and edited by Kasra Firouzyar

    • 57 min
    Ben Weatherill Talks Genre & Audience Expectations

    Ben Weatherill Talks Genre & Audience Expectations

    Temi sits down with Ben Weatherill who talks about his journey from being the Literary Manager at the Old Red Lion Theatre, all the way to having his play, Jellyfish, transferred to the National Theatre. Ben’s plays have also been shown at the Curve Theatre, and the Finborough Theatre.
    In this episode, Ben talks candidly about writing characters that are real and how he tackles topics that make audiences’ change their minds. The discussion also ranges from what Ben did as a day job to what he does to tackle the blank page.  This is an insightful conversation that explores Ben’s process as an exciting playwright.
    To know more about Ben Wetherill’s’ play, Jellyfish, you can read about it here: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/jellyfish 
    This episode was produced by Jane Ryan and edited by Kasra Firouzyar.

    • 1 hr 2 min

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43 Ratings

43 Ratings

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