A Response to DUENDE’s Pedagogy: Giving Yourself Permission

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A Response to DUENDE’s Pedagogy: Giving Yourself Permission

(…) In order to begin to deal with the challenges of theatre making and performing, like insecurities or lack of confidence that often create blockages, or fear to do what you really want (this fear mainly arising from the belief that you are not good enough to do it), you have to learn how to forgive yourself (…).  

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The Grit of It: Working in Twos, or Female Double-Acts in Theatre

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The Grit of It: Working in Twos, or Female Double-Acts in Theatre

(...) Yet one was overshadowing the other - I was more inclined to watch one of them over the other. This left me deeply frustrated, probably due to the personal (and professional) fear of being overshadowed, of being the less ‘interesting’, less ‘watchable’ and less ‘talented’ one out of the two. But it also provoked a question: is such rivalry, the struggle to take up space and be the ‘shinier’ one in the spotlight useful to a (female or male or mixed) double act? And for me the answer is simple: no, it is not (...). 

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