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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 54 - Jamie Lapsley

    Episode 54 - Jamie Lapsley

    In today’s episode Elaine and Misha chat over Zoom to Production Designer Jamie Lapsley. Hot topics included: the importance design has to the whole production, stepping into yourself completely and the patriarchy and masculinity and its effect on us all. Jamie’s new show We Hunt Together is now on Alibi.

    This is a special one. As always get a cuppa and enjoy

    Big Love, Elaine, Louise and Misha

    ABOUT JAMIE
    Jamie’s credits cover a broad range of disciplines, from Commercials, Theatre, Light Entertainment to Features and Drama, including a number of award winning dramas, features and, short films.

    DRAMA
    Nominated for ‘Best Production Design - Independent Drama’ for Bodyguard at the British Film Designers Guild awards, BODYGUARD (2019) Winner - National Television Awards / Nominated - Golden Globes / Nominated - Emmy’s
    MURDERED FOR BEING DIFFERENT (2018) Winner - BAFTA - BEST SINGLE DRAMA, Royal Television Society - BEST SINGLE DRAMA

    FEATURES
    TOMMY’S HONOUR (2017) Winner - BAFTA Scotland - BEST FILM
    Skeletons (2010) Winner: Best New British Feature, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010 Shell (2012) Winner: Best Film 30th Turin Film Festival 2012
    Shorts
    Dupe (Bafta 2005), I Love Luci (Bafta 2008), Shell (LSFF 2007)

    You can find out more and follow her on all the social media platforms:

    Website: http://lapsleydesign.com
    Twitter: @jamie_lapsley_
    Instagram: @jamielapsleydesign

    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 gave you life, 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 25 min
    Episode 53 - Kimberley Kates

    Episode 53 - Kimberley Kates

    In today’s episode Elaine and Misha chat over Zoom to American Actress and Film Producer Kimberley Kates. They talk about everything from finding your passion, being creative, supporting women in film and travel. Another wonderful conversation, with a wonderful human. Kimberley is so supportive, encouraging and an inspiration. So sit back, grab a cuppa and enjoy this episode!

    Big Love & Stay Nasty,

    Elaine, Louise and Misha

    ABOUT
    Kimberley Kates is a multi-award-winning producer who runs a publicly traded, production and global distribution company, Los Angeles-based Big Screen Entertainment Group along with her partners Michael Manasseri, Jimmy Jiang and Stephen Eckelberry.

    As an actress, starring in more than 40 films and television shows, including Seinfeld, The Larry Sanders Show, Charmed, Growing Pains, and Murder She Wrote.

    Her movie debut came in the iconic Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, playing one of the princesses, Princess Elizabeth along with Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Diane Franklin and George Carlin.

    Kimberley counts Martin Scorsese as her greatest mentor - the legendary moviemaker having advised her throughout her career.

    Kimberley's many producing credits include Dirty Love, Babysitter Wanted, William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet and an upcoming Snow White project.
    As founder and CEO of Big Screen Entertainment Group she oversees a wide range of tasks, including producing feature films for the company.

    She is a big supporter of animal causes with a large menagerie of her own pets.

    Website: https://www.bigscreenentgroup.com/
    Steaming: https://bigstreamentertainment.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimmiekat123/


    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

    • 48 min
    Episode 52 - Watch Along Wednesday The Review

    Episode 52 - Watch Along Wednesday The Review

    In today's episode the gals review Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion.
    Does it stand the test of time?
    Listen to find out.

    Our next watch along film will be Clueless keep an eye on the socials for date and time.

    Hoping you are all getting through this madness the best you can.
    Stay well, stay safe and Stay Nasty.


    - 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
    Episode 51 - Pop It Lock It Polka Dot It

    Episode 51 - Pop It Lock It Polka Dot It

    In today’s episode you have all three of us causing mayhem and potentially summoning the Blair Witch by accident...
    Together, virtually, we catch up on the current world and compare lockdown survival methods. Spoiler, top tip is always your own self pleasure. So sit back, relax and get nasty...

    We hope you are all doing as well as you can right now. Just remember there are no rules how to get through this. So you do you boo!

    Stay well, Stay Home, Stay Nasty!


    Round up of the deadlines, offers and good stuff going on:

    - Monologue Slam new deadline is Wednesday 29th April at midnight.

    - Look out for our Watch Along movie series which will be starting next week more details to follow on the twitter, insta and facebook etc..

    - Our Wan Mair Tune fund has now closed to further donations and almost all donations have been allocated and sent to those who applied. There is a little money left so please, please if you are struggling email persistentandnasty@gmail.com

    - 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

    • 52 min
    Episode 50 - Lynn Ruth Miller

    Episode 50 - Lynn Ruth Miller

    Back at the beginning of March 2020, just before the world ended, Louise caught up with the legendary Lynn Ruth Miller, while she was in Glasgow to perform at The Stand Comedy Club. Louise and Lynn chatted for nearly three hours, but we've managed to get the episode down to a manageable 45 minutes, with the promise to meet again for Part 2. Lynn has achieved more in her fascinating life than most people do in three or four lifetimes, so we could probably do a whole series of podcasts with this iconic lady. So buckle up comrades, because this one is really special.

    ABOUT LYNN RUTH MILLER
    Lynn Ruth is the oldest currently performing stand-up female comedian on both sides of the Atlantic. Dubbed the new Joan Rivers of Fringe Comedy at The Edinburgh International Fringe, Lynn Ruth started comedy & cabaret at 70. She made it to Las Vegas in America’s Got Talent, 2008, won People’s Choice in 2009 Branson Comedy Festival, the finals in Bill Word’s Funniest Female Contest 2009 and semi-finals in the SF International Comedy Competition. She also made it to the top 100 in Britain’s Got Talent, not to mention winning two competitions at the Texas Burlesque Festival (and that's without taking off anything that matters!) At 86, she is still going strong!

    You can find out more about Lynn Ruth Miller by visiting https://www.lynnruthmiller.com/
    Follow Lynn Ruth on Twitter @lynnruth and on Instagram @lynnruthmiller

    We've got a brilliant range of Creative Quarantine events and activities to keep you sane through this difficult time.

    - 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 Offer:
    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

    Head over to our social media channels for all the latest:

    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

    • 40 min
    Episode 49 - Lillie Flynn

    Episode 49 - Lillie Flynn

    In today’s episode Elaine chats with welsh actress Lillie Flynn. This lovely podcast was recorded last year so feels very light, hopeful and reminiscent so sit back, have a cup of tea and enjoy a bit of escapism. Elaine and Lillie chat alternative careers, growing into your own as a feminist, finding your voice and staying true to yourself. It's a good yin!

    About Lillie Flynn
    Lillie is predominately a stage actress switching effortlessly between musical theatre and plays. Lillie comes from a theatrical dynasty and has been working since she was 11. Not only is she a great actress she is also a very talented musician. She is a member is the critically acclaimed band Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit.

    On Social Media:
    Instagram @lillieflynn86
    Twitter @lillieflynn86

    A REMINDER OF OUR NASTY OFFERS:

    - Monologue slam closing, April 10th 2020, more information on our instagram & twitter

    - 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 Offer:
    Get a free 12 months Actor Subscription: https://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


    As always, we really hope you enjoy this episode and #stayNasty

    Love Louise, Elaine & Misha x


    If you enjoy our podcast you can support Persistent & Nasty and receive exclusive members only content by subscribing to our Patreon:

    www.patreon.com/persistentandnasty

    We've got a brilliant range of Creative Quarantine events and activities to keep you sane through this difficult time. Head over to our social media channels for all the latest:

    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

    • 46 min

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39 Ratings

39 Ratings

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