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Don't Speak Don't Speak Trash & Attwood

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Two women who work in the arts and like to have meandering silly conversations. Come join our sneaky wee cult.

    Don't PREACH! w/ Period Preacher Lucy Peach

    Don't PREACH! w/ Period Preacher Lucy Peach

    Amy has sailed her boat up from her office job through the rain to top and tail the pod this week - where our subject is PERIODS, AND PEACHES, for Series 2 pod DON'T PREACH* *do, please do.

    This week Miriam speaks to Lucy Peach, Period Preacher and Folk Pop Singer. Sitting on the floor of the Brighthelm Centre in the Doghouse venue at Brighton Fringe the two chat as Lucy does her make-up before the show, ‘My Greatest Period Ever.’

    Covering topics from ‘the party before you go out partying is the best bit’ through to Period, channeling your fury, the Music Industry and being a woman this is a tight 30 mins from a woman about to do her day job on stage!

    Lucy Peach is gaining notoriety of the best kind - as a open and brilliant source of info and guidance on how to harness the power of the period. Looking at the hormonal changes throughout a cycle enables us to understand why we feel how we feel.

    Watch Lucy’s TedX talk here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2c17e5naow
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    Web https://www.mygreatestperiodever.com/

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    • 48 min
    Don't Speak W Rachel Healy AF Director

    Don't Speak W Rachel Healy AF Director

    EP TWENTY ONE! SERIES TWO! SEASON TWO! TAKE YOUR PICK! We’re back after a short break where we did some life stuff. So we’re calling this S2 Don’t Speak.

    This week Miriam looks back to an interview from February 2019 when she spoke with Rachel Healy the Co-Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival. Rachel has held many big positions in Theatre across Australia, from Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney Opera House, and now AF. Miriam was offered an interview by the team at the Festival and went in looking to discover how a woman running a huge event takes it in her stride and serves to inspire and support more women coming through in a very male dominated environment. We talk about parenting, sharing the parenting in a cis het relationship, seeing women working in theatre and having their back, travel all around the globe, watching new companies come through alongside the already well-know, and how Australian theatre is doing in terms of pushing for further intersectional work on the fancy, leading stages.

    Amy and Miriam talk (maybe a wee bit too much) about Drag Race s11 and have a wee ketchup. It’s good to be back!

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    • 1 hr
    Don't Speak with director Flavia D'Alvia + playwright Jen McGregor

    Don't Speak with director Flavia D'Alvia + playwright Jen McGregor

    This week, Amy speaks to a pair of local heroes in Edinburgh theatre: Director Flavia D’Alvia and playwright Jen McGregor. Hear them discuss the highs, lows and hard work they each put into their plays, and the obstacles they’ve had to overcome in order to get where they are today.

    Fancy context: Miriam and Amy meet one morning and are ready to talk about literally two ends of the performance scale - drag race's iconic Katya LIVE and Local Hero. There are opinions, lols, and apologies for all the slurping. Between that, there's the above interview. Enjoy!

    Flavia twitter @fronteirasti
    Jen McGregor @jenbitespeople

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Don't Speak with Victoria Falconer

    Don't Speak with Victoria Falconer

    We’re back - the spring equinox has happened and the quail and the frogs** and the humans are celebrating - in the northern hemisphere at least.

    Don’t Speak 18. This week Miriam speaks with Victoria Falconer of Fringe Wives Club, Midnight Marauders and East End Cabaret fame, also Musical Director to Courtney Act’s C4 Christmas Show, Jonny Woo’s Un-Royal Variety, 'Once' Sydney 2019 to name but afew.
    The pair get stuck into it outside on a sunny day in Adelaide, while the fringe festival rumbles on around them. Vicky is a musician, director, performer, singer, actor and much much more and the pair get stuck into the politics surrounding one’s place as a performer to explain and breakdown the issues presented on stage - prolific and magnificent Vicky is as wise as she is thoughtful and the discussion covers the minoritised* , the campaigner, the take it while you got energy world of showbiz.

    Amy and Miriam are reunited proper at home in Edinburgh ahead of a week of theatre in Scotland. Amy’s hair is long and red and cool, and she has news!

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    **Listen past the end for a wee bonus
    *also in the podcast #newwords

    • 1 hr 11 min
    LIVE Don't Speak Adelaide Fringe 2019 wJane Howard & Double Denim

    LIVE Don't Speak Adelaide Fringe 2019 wJane Howard & Double Denim

    Welcome to Don't Speak LIVE at Adelaide Fringe with Double Denim AKA Laura Frew and Michelle Brasier hosted by Miriam Attwood and Jane Howard.

    On Sunday 24 Feb this group of phenomenal women huddled round a chair at Adelaide Fringe Club to discuss some big shit. Staying on stage when life is messed up, IRL V stage life, comedy, women, roles in performance and within a festival, how we make our own modes of recognition, ENYA and many many jokes and lolz.

    Enjoy!

    Find Double Denim @lafrew1 @michellebrasier on le twitter + instaz
    Jane Howard on Kill Your Darlings, Guardian Oz, and more!
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Don't Speak With Playwright Stef Smith

    Don't Speak With Playwright Stef Smith

    ‘Traits of a VERY good friend with Stef Smith’

    This week Miriam sits down with her pal Stef. (Look. I can’t edit my friend - I’m sorry, so this is the pretty much unedited chat between two old but VERY YOUNG AND HOT pals.)

    Stef Smith is a playwright whose work includes Swallow, Human Animals, A Doll's House, Roadkill, Girl In The Machine, Enough to name but a few current and prolifically touring plays. In this week's Don't Speak we cover our experiences at Queen Margaret University Edinburgh, Stef’s work so far and to come - namely Ibsen’s A Doll’s House which is coming to the Citz Theatre Glasgow this year. Also covered with increasing speed (as the two chatterers had a very strong coffee to kick off): wine in theatre and women’s relationship with the hallowed drink, Nora, Cher, Bandersnatch, cats, OITNB, writing processes, aquariums, Love Actually ‘stupid wonderful film’ - social media, Red Dead Redemption as an iconic cultural experience, and the two women's friendship. We really hope you enjoy listening as it’s bloody amazing to watch one's friends soar in their chosen field of work.

    Love you Stef! This week’s podcast is not sponsored by Hobnobs or sudafed. BUT WE’D WELCOME THAT.

    Follow Stef on twitter @stefsmith
    More info on Citizens Theatre’s A Doll’s House www.citz.co.uk/whatson/info/nora-a-dolls-house
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    • 1 hr 19 min

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