Daniel Bye speaks to Kate Craddock, the artistic director of GIFT, the Gateshead International Festival of Theatre. They talk about GIFT, arts-led regeneration, artist development and Arts Council strategic funding priorities.
Daniel Bye speaks to Dick Bonham and Gloria Lindh, directors of Leeds-based producers Little Mighty. They talk about Leeds, producer-led companies, curation as an art form and what we do to support artists after they go out of fashion.
Daniel Bye speaks to Rachel Chavkin, director of The TEAM. They talk about Andrew Schneider’s extraordinary show YOUARENOWHERE, connectedness, ensemble, directors as generative artists, creepy male directors, and a whole lot more besides.
Daniel Bye speaks to theatre-maker Greg Wohead, whose recent projects include Hurtling and The Ted Bundy Project. They talk about presence, re-enactment, mythologies, where they come from, and Elvis Presley. A LOT of Elvis Presley.
Daniel Bye speaks to theatre maker and performer Nicki Hobday, who’s recently worked with Forced Entertainment, Michael Pinchbeck and 30Bird. They talk about Manchester’s making communities, about making your own work as compared to appearing in that of others, and about ambition and career “ladders”.
In the second Faraway Tree podcast, Daniel Bye speaks to Bolton based theatre-maker Josh Coates about what “emerging artist” means – if anything – and about what is and isn’t happening in Greater Manchester performance-wise at the moment.
The first Faraway Tree podcast from Daniel Bye is a conversation with writer and performer Kieran Hurley, which took place in Glasgow on the day of Scotland’s independence referendum. They talked about what Yes or No votes might mean for him and his work, about ceilidhs, regional identity, John McGrath and quite a lot more.
On the significance of Northern Stage at St Stephen’s.