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Persistent and Nasty is a script-reading, debate and art as activism initiative for women and gender minorities in the stage and screen industries. We are committed to an intersectional approach and aim to use the space we’ve created to provide a platform for the spectrum of marginalised voices in our culture.

Through a series of script readings, live debates and a regular podcast series, we aim to amplify the unrepresented voices in theatre and film.

Our goal is to create a project that is safe and supportive, but that is also an act of protest. Persistent and Nasty is about changing the cultural narrative through the stories we tell.

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Persistent and Nasty is a script-reading, debate and art as activism initiative for women and gender minorities in the stage and screen industries. We are committed to an intersectional approach and aim to use the space we’ve created to provide a platform for the spectrum of marginalised voices in our culture.

Through a series of script readings, live debates and a regular podcast series, we aim to amplify the unrepresented voices in theatre and film.

Our goal is to create a project that is safe and supportive, but that is also an act of protest. Persistent and Nasty is about changing the cultural narrative through the stories we tell.

    Episode 62 - Fi Fraser

    Episode 62 - Fi Fraser

    In today’s episode Elaine & Misha chat with Scottish Production Manager Fi Fraser. This brilliant conversation covers all things, industry, motherhood, the female experience & work/life balance.

    ABOUT FI FRASER
    Fi is multi-award-winning production manager. She has extensive experience managing all technical and production aspects of a wide range of live performances. With the expertise to turn almost any venue into a performance space. Fi has significant experience of production managing multiple, simultaneous projects and shows. Most recently she Production Managed her second Edinburgh International Children's Festival for Imaginate. 15 shows, 10 venues, 9 days working with companies representing over 20 countries. She is currently working on the 2020 edition - which is of course bigger! FI has Production Managed for Grid Iron since 2001 Managing over 22 productions and heading the Stage Management team who won the 2004 SMA (Stage Management Association) excellence in Stage Management Award.For Vanishing Point since 2009. Managing all National and International tours of Interiors, Saturday Night, Wonderland, The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler, Tomorrow, The Destroyed Room, Tabula Rasa - with the Scottish Ensemble and The Dark Carnival. Most recently (before Covid-19 lockdown) Metamorphiosis. The tour of this was cancelled after opening night in the Tron Theatre due to Covid19.


    Website: https://www.fifraser.com/
    Twitter: @fifraser


    Resources
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/black-women-in-film
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/bme-business-fund
    https://www.scottishtrans.org/support/support-groups-in-scotland/
    https://www.thetrevorproject.org
    https://bornthisway.foundation/
    https://itgetsbetter.org

    https://www.alerojasmine.com/
    https://bespokebinny.com/
    https://pelicansandparrots.com/
    https://www.matuggarum.com/
    https://sheniandteni.com/
    https://lihabeauty.com
    https://ibereapparel.com/
    https://blacklivesmatter.carrd.co/
    https://blacklivesmatter.com/
    https://m4bl.org/
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTugSfKie5Fs/mobilebasic
    https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd
    https://justiceforbreonna.org/
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/i-run-with-maud
    https://www.anothermag.com/fashion-beauty/12570/black-british-owned-businesses-to-buy-from-now-fashion-beauty-design-lifestyle
    https://theeverymom.com/black-history-month-books-for-kids/
    https://themadmommy.com/black-owned-etsy-shops/

    A reminder of all the Nasty Action with us:

    - Join our Zoom Coffee Morning every Friday at 11am GMT, email persistentandnasty@gmail.com

    - WeAudition offer:
    For 25% off your monthly subscription quote:
    NASTY25

    - Backstage Offers:
    Get a free 12 months Actor Subscription: join.backstage.com/persistentnasty-uk-12m-free/
    Or if you've got a project to cast, you can Post Castings for free:
    Apply promo code PERSISTENTANDNASTY at the checkout

    ---> If you enjoy the work we do and if this podcast made you giggle you can donate the cost of a coffee or car or clubhouse or whatever to help keep us going paypal.me/persistentandnasty

    Twitter: @PersistentNasty
    Instagram: @PersistentandNasty
    Facebook: /PersistentandNasty

    Persistent and Nasty is produced in association with Edinburgh based live-arts production house Civil Disobedience. Civil Disobedience is committed to creating and supporting queer work and theatre and art that addresses issues of inequality and injustice. You can find out more about the Persistent and Nasty project and all the work that Civil Disobedience do by visiting our website: wearecivildisobedience.com/portfolio/p…tent-nasty/

    You can also find Civil Disobedience on all the usual social media platforms:

    Twitter: @weareohsocivil
    Instagram: @wearecivildisobedience
    Facebook: /wearecivildisobedience

    • 53 min
    Episode 61 - Patricia Panther (Part 2)

    Episode 61 - Patricia Panther (Part 2)

    In today’s episode Elaine continues to chat to the wonderful Patricia Panther. Scottish actress, singer/songwriter and composer Patricia is one of life’s total joys. Her love for the craft and life is infectious.
    This is part 2 of 2. Enjoy & Stay Nasty!

    ABOUT PATRICIA PANTHER
    Patricia Panther is a Composer, Singer / Songwriter and Actress based in Glasgow. Using a combination of found sounds, electronic and acoustic instruments to create a fusion of varying music styles, for live performance and theatre sound design.

    Musical credits includes composition and sound design for FIBRES (Stella Quines and Citizens Theatre), GLASGOW GIRLS, (National Theatre of Scotland and Raw Material), ONCE YOU SEE THE SMOKE (Scottish Youth Theatre), THE LAST QUEEN OF SCOTLAND (Dundee Rep, Stella Quines and National Theatre of Scotland), Rites (Contact Theatre and National Theatre of Scotland).

    Patricia also leads youth group workshops with Toonspeak Young People's Theatre; introducing young creatives to theatre, music production and performance.

    Twitter: @patriciapanther
    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/patricia-panther

    Resources
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/black-women-in-film
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/bme-business-fund
    https://www.scottishtrans.org/support/support-groups-in-scotland/
    https://www.thetrevorproject.org
    https://bornthisway.foundation/
    https://itgetsbetter.org

    https://www.alerojasmine.com/
    https://bespokebinny.com/
    https://pelicansandparrots.com/
    https://www.matuggarum.com/
    https://sheniandteni.com/
    https://lihabeauty.com
    https://ibereapparel.com/
    https://blacklivesmatter.carrd.co/
    https://blacklivesmatter.com/
    https://m4bl.org/
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTugSfKie5Fs/mobilebasic
    https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd
    https://justiceforbreonna.org/
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/i-run-with-maud
    https://www.anothermag.com/fashion-beauty/12570/black-british-owned-businesses-to-buy-from-now-fashion-beauty-design-lifestyle
    https://theeverymom.com/black-history-month-books-for-kids/
    https://themadmommy.com/black-owned-etsy-shops/

    A reminder of all the Nasty Action with us:

    - Join our Zoom Coffee Morning every Friday at 11am GMT, email persistentandnasty@gmail.com

    - WeAudition offer:
    For 25% off your monthly subscription quote:
    NASTY25

    - Backstage Offers:
    Get a free 12 months Actor Subscription: join.backstage.com/persistentnasty-uk-12m-free/
    Or if you've got a project to cast, you can Post Castings for free:
    Apply promo code PERSISTENTANDNASTY at the checkout

    ---> If you enjoy the work we do and if this podcast made you giggle you can donate the cost of a coffee or car or clubhouse or whatever to help keep us going paypal.me/persistentandnasty

    Twitter: @PersistentNasty
    Instagram: @PersistentandNasty
    Facebook: /PersistentandNasty

    Persistent and Nasty is produced in association with Edinburgh based live-arts production house Civil Disobedience. Civil Disobedience is committed to creating and supporting queer work and theatre and art that addresses issues of inequality and injustice. You can find out more about the Persistent and Nasty project and all the work that Civil Disobedience do by visiting our website: wearecivildisobedience.com/portfolio/p…tent-nasty/

    You can also find Civil Disobedience on all the usual social media platforms:

    Twitter: @weareohsocivil
    Instagram: @wearecivildisobedience
    Facebook: /wearecivildisobedience

    • 47 min
    Episode 60 - Patricia Panther "Let the artist Lead"

    Episode 60 - Patricia Panther "Let the artist Lead"

    In today’s episode Elaine chats to the wonderful Patricia Panther. Scottish actress, singer-songwriter and composer Patricia is a ray of sunshine and one of this worlds real gems. Her love and passion for the craft and life is infectious. Elaine and Tricia talk all things industry and navigating your way through it and they also discuss letting The Artists lead the way.

    And good news, this is part 1 of 2. So enjoy, there's plenty more!


    ABOUT PATRICIA PANTHER
    Patricia Panther is a Composer, Singer-Songwriter and Actress based in Glasgow. Using a combination of found sounds, electronic and acoustic instruments to create a fusion of varying music styles, for live performance and theatre sound design.

    Musical credits includes composition and sound design for FIBRES (Stella Quines and Citizens Theatre), GLASGOW GIRLS, (National Theatre of Scotland and Raw Material), ONCE YOU SEE THE SMOKE (Scottish Youth Theatre), THE LAST QUEEN OF SCOTLAND (Dundee Rep, Stella Quines and National Theatre of Scotland), Rites (Contact Theatre and National Theatre of Scotland).

    Patricia also leads youth group workshops with Toonspeak Young People's Theatre; introducing young creatives to theatre, music production and performance.

    Twitter: @patriciapanther
    Soundcloud: @patricia-panther

    Resources
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/black-women-in-film
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/bme-business-fund
    https://www.scottishtrans.org/support/support-groups-in-scotland/
    https://www.thetrevorproject.org
    https://bornthisway.foundation/
    https://itgetsbetter.org

    https://www.alerojasmine.com/
    https://bespokebinny.com/
    https://pelicansandparrots.com/
    https://www.matuggarum.com/
    https://sheniandteni.com/
    https://lihabeauty.com
    https://ibereapparel.com/
    https://blacklivesmatter.carrd.co/
    https://blacklivesmatter.com/
    https://m4bl.org/
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTugSfKie5Fs/mobilebasic
    https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd
    https://justiceforbreonna.org/
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/i-run-with-maud
    https://www.anothermag.com/fashion-beauty/12570/black-british-owned-businesses-to-buy-from-now-fashion-beauty-design-lifestyle
    https://theeverymom.com/black-history-month-books-for-kids/
    https://themadmommy.com/black-owned-etsy-shops/

    A reminder of all the Nasty Action with us:

    - Join our Zoom Coffee Morning every Friday at 11am GMT, email persistentandnasty@gmail.com

    - WeAudition offer:
    For 25% off your monthly subscription quote:
    NASTY25

    - Backstage Offers:
    Get a free 12 months Actor Subscription: join.backstage.com/persistentnasty-uk-12m-free/
    Or if you've got a project to cast, you can Post Castings for free:
    Apply promo code PERSISTENTANDNASTY at the checkout


    ---> If you enjoy the work we do and if this podcast made you giggle you can donate the cost of a coffee or car or clubhouse or whatever to help keep us going paypal.me/persistentandnasty

    Twitter: @PersistentNasty
    Instagram: @PersistentandNasty
    Facebook: /PersistentandNasty

    Persistent and Nasty is produced in association with Edinburgh based live-arts production house Civil Disobedience. Civil Disobedience is committed to creating and supporting queer work and theatre and art that addresses issues of inequality and injustice. You can find out more about the Persistent and Nasty project and all the work that Civil Disobedience do by visiting our website: https://wearecivildisobedience.com/portfolio/persistent-nasty/

    You can also find Civil Disobedience on all the usual social media platforms:

    Twitter: @weareohsocivil
    Instagram: @wearecivildisobedience
    Facebook: /wearecivildisobedience

    • 44 min
    Episode 59 - Nelly Kelly (Part 2)

    Episode 59 - Nelly Kelly (Part 2)

    It’s part 2 of the gorgeous Nelly Kelly’s podcast. We continue to have a wee beverage as we chat about so many things. It’s a fun filled episode but also discussing very important issues.

    ABOUT NELLY KELLY
    Nelly Kelly is a trans non-binary playwright, performer and dramaturg.

    They perform in drag, most as Queeresa Gay and are 1/3 of the drag trio Haus of Gay. They are a recipient of the new playwrights’ award with Playwrights Studio Scotland and are currently writing a piece for Scenes of Survival with NTS and the BBC. At every available opportunity they love to work with Queen Jesus productions who are currently co-producing their scene for survival as well as producing their new play 'Waiting for God...oh".

    They are happiest when making intersectional trans & queer work catered to trans and queer audiences.

    Twitter: @NellyKellyWrite

    Resources
    BIG SHOUTS to Eunice Olumide - support the funds she's set up below:
    www.gofundme.com/f/black-women-in-film
    www.gofundme.com/f/bme-business-fund

    www.scottishtrans.org/support/suppor…s-in-scotland/
    www.thetrevorproject.org
    bornthisway.foundation/
    itgetsbetter.org

    www.alerojasmine.com/
    bespokebinny.com/
    pelicansandparrots.com/
    www.matuggarum.com/
    sheniandteni.com/
    lihabeauty.com
    ibereapparel.com/
    blacklivesmatter.carrd.co/
    blacklivesmatter.com/
    m4bl.org/
    docs.google.com/document/d/1BRlF2…ie5Fs/mobilebasic
    secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd
    justiceforbreonna.org/
    www.gofundme.com/f/i-run-with-maud
    www.anothermag.com/fashion-beauty/…esign-lifestyle
    theeverymom.com/black-history-mon…h-books-for-kids/
    themadmommy.com/black-owned-etsy-shops/

    A reminder of all the Nasty Action with us:

    - Join our Zoom Coffee Morning every Friday at 11am GMT, email persistentandnasty@gmail.com

    - WeAudition offer:
    For 25% off your monthly subscription quote:
    NASTY25

    - Backstage Offers:
    Get a free 12 months Actor Subscription: join.backstage.com/persistentnasty-uk-12m-free/
    Or if you've got a project to cast, you can Post Castings for free:
    Apply promo code PERSISTENTANDNASTY at the checkout

    ---> If you enjoy the work we do and if this podcast made you giggle you can donate the cost of a coffee or car or clubhouse or whatever to help keep us going paypal.me/persistentandnasty

    Twitter: @PersistentNasty
    Instagram: @PersistentandNasty
    Facebook: /PersistentandNasty

    Persistent and Nasty is produced in association with Edinburgh based live-arts production house Civil Disobedience. Civil Disobedience is committed to creating and supporting queer work and theatre and art that addresses issues of inequality and injustice. You can find out more about the Persistent and Nasty project and all the work that Civil Disobedience do by visiting our website: wearecivildisobedience.com/portfolio/p…tent-nasty/

    You can also find Civil Disobedience on all the usual social media platforms:

    Twitter: @weareohsocivil
    Instagram: @wearecivildisobedience
    Facebook: /wearecivildisobedience

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 58 - Becki Clark

    Episode 58 - Becki Clark

    In today’s episode Elaine chats to the lovely Becki Clark. Becki posted a video on Facebook a few weeks ago about her experience as a mixed-race woman growing up in Scotland. The link to the video is below. Becki is compassionate, articulate and inspiring. Enjoy.

    ABOUT BECKI CLARK
    Becki Clark works in visitor attraction management. When she’s not rounding up crowds at the Zoo she can be found singing, (trying) to run or having heavy political debates over a glass of wine. Viral video completely unintentional but so glad that people are listening to their black friends struggles and doing the work necessary to end them.

    Instagram: @bkclarky
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/becki.clark.5621/videos/10165458464610206/
    Semper Scotland: http://www.semperscotland.org.uk/
    CRER: https://www.crer.scot/


    Resources
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/black-women-in-film
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/bme-business-fund
    https://www.scottishtrans.org/support/support-groups-in-scotland/
    https://www.thetrevorproject.org
    https://bornthisway.foundation/
    https://itgetsbetter.org

    https://www.alerojasmine.com/
    https://bespokebinny.com/
    https://pelicansandparrots.com/
    https://www.matuggarum.com/
    https://sheniandteni.com/
    https://lihabeauty.com
    https://ibereapparel.com/
    https://blacklivesmatter.carrd.co/
    https://blacklivesmatter.com/
    https://m4bl.org/
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTugSfKie5Fs/mobilebasic
    https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd
    https://justiceforbreonna.org/
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/i-run-with-maud
    https://www.anothermag.com/fashion-beauty/12570/black-british-owned-businesses-to-buy-from-now-fashion-beauty-design-lifestyle
    https://theeverymom.com/black-history-month-books-for-kids/
    https://themadmommy.com/black-owned-etsy-shops/

    A reminder of all the Nasty Action with us:

    - Join our Zoom Coffee Morning every Friday at 11am GMT, email persistentandnasty@gmail.com

    - WeAudition offer:
    For 25% off your monthly subscription quote:
    NASTY25

    - Backstage Offers:
    Get a free 12 months Actor Subscription: join.backstage.com/persistentnasty-uk-12m-free/
    Or if you've got a project to cast, you can Post Castings for free:
    Apply promo code PERSISTENTANDNASTY at the checkout


    ---> If you enjoy the work we do and if this podcast made you giggle you can donate the cost of a coffee or car or clubhouse or whatever to help keep us going paypal.me/persistentandnasty

    Twitter: @PersistentNasty
    Instagram: @PersistentandNasty
    Facebook: /PersistentandNasty

    Persistent and Nasty is produced in association with Edinburgh based live-arts production house Civil Disobedience. Civil Disobedience is committed to creating and supporting queer work and theatre and art that addresses issues of inequality and injustice. You can find out more about the Persistent and Nasty project and all the work that Civil Disobedience do by visiting our website: https://wearecivildisobedience.com/portfolio/persistent-nasty/

    You can also find Civil Disobedience on all the usual social media platforms:

    Twitter: @weareohsocivil
    Instagram: @wearecivildisobedience
    Facebook: /wearecivildisobedience

    • 47 min
    Episode 57 - Nelly Kelly (Part 1)

    Episode 57 - Nelly Kelly (Part 1)

    In today’s episode Elaine and Louise chat to the wonderful Scottish playwright, performer & dramaturg Nelly Kelly. This is part 1 of 2 as we chatted about so many things and covered various topics. It’s a fun filled episode but also discussing very important issues. Just a wee trigger warning as there is the mention of words associated with sexual assault. Its about 55 mins into the podcast.

    ABOUT NELLY KELLY
    Nelly Kelly is a trans non-binary playwright, performer and dramaturg.

    They perform in drag, most as Queeresa Gay and are 1/3 of the drag trio Haus of Gay. They are a recipient of the new playwrights’ award with Playwrights Studio Scotland and are currently writing a piece for Scenes of Survival with NTS and the BBC. At every available opportunity they love to work with Queen Jesus productions who are currently co-producing their scene for survival as well as producing their new play 'Waiting for God...oh".

    They are happiest when making intersectional trans & queer work catered to trans and queer audiences.

    Twitter: @NellyKellyWrite

    Resources
    BIG SHOUTS to Eunice Olumide - support the funds she's set up below:
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/black-women-in-film
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/bme-business-fund

    https://www.scottishtrans.org/support/support-groups-in-scotland/
    https://www.thetrevorproject.org
    https://bornthisway.foundation/
    https://itgetsbetter.org

    https://www.alerojasmine.com/
    https://bespokebinny.com/
    https://pelicansandparrots.com/
    https://www.matuggarum.com/
    https://sheniandteni.com/
    https://lihabeauty.com
    https://ibereapparel.com/
    https://blacklivesmatter.carrd.co/
    https://blacklivesmatter.com/
    https://m4bl.org/
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTugSfKie5Fs/mobilebasic
    https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd
    https://justiceforbreonna.org/
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/i-run-with-maud
    https://www.anothermag.com/fashion-beauty/12570/black-british-owned-businesses-to-buy-from-now-fashion-beauty-design-lifestyle
    https://theeverymom.com/black-history-month-books-for-kids/
    https://themadmommy.com/black-owned-etsy-shops/

    A reminder of all the Nasty Action with us:

    - Join our Zoom Coffee Morning every Friday at 10am GMT, email persistentandnasty@gmail.com

    - WeAudition offer:
    For 25% off your monthly subscription quote:
    NASTY25

    - Backstage Offers:
    Get a free 12 months Actor Subscription: join.backstage.com/persistentnasty-uk-12m-free/
    Or if you've got a project to cast, you can Post Castings for free:
    Apply promo code PERSISTENTANDNASTY at the checkout


    ---> If you enjoy the work we do and if this podcast made you giggle you can donate the cost of a coffee or car or clubhouse or whatever to help keep us going paypal.me/persistentandnasty

    Twitter: @PersistentNasty
    Instagram: @PersistentandNasty
    Facebook: /PersistentandNasty

    Persistent and Nasty is produced in association with Edinburgh based live-arts production house Civil Disobedience. Civil Disobedience is committed to creating and supporting queer work and theatre and art that addresses issues of inequality and injustice. You can find out more about the Persistent and Nasty project and all the work that Civil Disobedience do by visiting our website: https://wearecivildisobedience.com/portfolio/persistent-nasty/

    You can also find Civil Disobedience on all the usual social media platforms:

    Twitter: @weareohsocivil
    Instagram: @wearecivildisobedience
    Facebook: /wearecivildisobedience

    • 1 hr 7 min

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