Baylen Leonard is our guest presenter this week while Rosie is speaking at Edinburgh Science Festival.
He talks to Lincoln based performer and theatre maker Jon M Coleman as he rehearses his solo show How to Be a Man. Through personal stories, interviews, self help books, social assumptions, famous quotes and more, he investigates the core values of being a man. He and Baylen discuss masculinity in different social settings and the current perceived crisis in male identity. How to Be a Man runs at Ovalhouse from 8th – 11thApril.
Laura Macdougall speaks to Canadian author Ann-Marie MacDonald about her latest novel, Adult Onset, in which she draws heavily from her own life. Set over the course of a week in the life of Mary Rose MacKinnon, a 48-year-old who apparently ‘has it all’ – a wife, two small children and a successful career as an author. Adult Onset takes a bold, unflinching look at parenthood, physical and emotional trauma, and how the scars of the past inform and affect the present.
Andrea Walker, artistic director of 201 dance company, choreographs a fusion of contemporary and street dance. He tells us about If You Leave, which explores a relationship between two young men. It’s a piece based on personal events aiming at integrating LGBT realities into the hip-hop dance world. If You Leave is at the Blue Elephant Theatre from 16th – 18th April.
For rights reasons the music is not on the podcast, but that’s what you could hear on the show:
1) Right Said Fred: You’re My Mate from the album Fredhead
2) Awna Teixeira: Yellow Moon from the album Wild One
3) Lucy Spraggan: Someone from the album Join the Club
4) Culture Club: Do You Really Want to Hurt Me from the album Kissing to Be Clever