17 February 2021
In this episode Chris talks with Rose Associate Artist Melly Still. You may have seen her work at the Rose before - she directed My Brilliant Friend (which later transferred to the National Theatre), Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and The Lovely Bones. Melly has worked as a director, choreographer, designer and adapter all over the world, including in the West End and on Broadway.
Topics include: coping with lockdown after a busy year; trying to work over zoom; the limitations of live streams; the impact of audiences in masks; thoughts about theatres reopening and future work; the fragility of democracy and the influence of the online social landscape on society; arts funding during this crisis; the power of collectives; struggling with division and finding ways to work around it; lockdown as a time of collective reflection.