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Making It with Temi Wilkey

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Welcome to 'Making It'. The podcast about making it as an artist in the passionate and dynamic landscape of UK theatre.


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Welcome to 'Making It'. The podcast about making it as an artist in the passionate and dynamic landscape of UK theatre.





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Margaret Perry Talks About The Rehearsal Process

Temi sits down with Margaret Perry, an award winning playwright. Her debut play, Porcelain, was staged at The Abbey Theatre, Dublin in 2018 and she will soon have her play, Collapsible, staged at the Bush Theatre. In this episode, Margaret talks openly about her process of writing her first play as well as the experience of sitting in the audience for her first previews. She also shares her insights on the most valuable time to attend rehearsals. Margaret Perry’s play, Collapsible, will be...


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Zoe Cooper Talks About Finding Your Voice

Temi sits down with playwright and theatre practitioner Zoe Cooper. Earlier this year, her play OUT OF WATER, was staged at the Orange Tree Theatre and was produced in association with the RSC. She has been shortlisted for the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the 2019 Evening Standard Awards and is nominated for the ‘Best New Production of a Play’ Award in the Broadway World UK Awards. In this episode, Zoe talks openly about her experience of writing short plays to...


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Outbox Theatre Talks About Devising With Autobiography & LGBT+ Stories

Temi sits down with Ben Buratta, Emily Joh Miller & Yasmin Zadeh from Outbox Theatre. Making theatre queerly, Outbox collaborate with LGBT+ performers, artists and communities to tell stories in bold and exciting ways. In this episode, Outbox reveal their journey in the rehearsal room and where they get their inspiration when devising. This is an candid and insightful conversation that that goes from personal experiences to refining structure. Founded in 2010, past productions have...


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Zia Ahmed Talks Poetry & Dramatic Structure

Temi sits down with poet and playwright, Zia Ahmed, who had his debut play, I Wanna Be Yours, presented by Paines Plough and Tamasha in association with Bush Theatre. Zia chats about his journey as a poet and how it has informed his writing. In this episode, Zia talks candidly about the impact of his writing and how it intertwines with mental health. Zia Ahmed's play, I Wanna Be Yours, will be at the Bush Theatre from 4th December. For more information, follow the link:...


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Ella Road Talks About Creating Character & Calling Yourself A Writer

Temi sits down with Ella Road, who had her play, The Phlebotomist, staged at the Hampstead Downstairs in 2018, and then in the Main House in 2019. Ella talks about her journey from drama school to being a writer for the stage. In this episode, Ella openly shares her thoughts on hierarchy in the creative industry as well as what she does to create character, her mental health and calling herself a writer. This is an honest conversation that reveals what Ella Road’s process is like as a...


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Ben Weatherill Talks Genre & Audience Expectations

Temi sits down with Ben Weatherill who talks about his journey from being the Literary Manager at the Old Red Lion Theatre, all the way to having his play, Jellyfish, transferred to the National Theatre. Ben’s plays have also been shown at the Curve Theatre, and the Finborough Theatre. In this episode, Ben talks candidly about writing characters that are real and how he tackles topics that make audiences’ change their minds. The discussion also ranges from what Ben did as a day job to what...


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Yasmin Joseph Talks Authenticity and Self-Belief

Temi sits down with Yasmin Joseph to talk about her journey to becoming a playwright. An alumna of the Soho Theatre Young Writers Lab and one of The 503Five resident playwrights at Theatre503; Yasmin recently staged her play, J’Ouvert, at Theatre503 this year. In this episode, Yasmin explores what inspires her and explains how her process is dictated by her writing. From studying at WAC Arts to university, she reveals her journey of finding her own voice as a playwright and the difficulties...


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Rash Dash Talk About Devising Physical Theatre

Temi sits down with Abbi Greenland, Becky Wilkie and Helen Goalen from the prolific and highly respected company, RashDash. In this episode, Abbi, Becky and Helen talk about how RashDash formed and what they consider a RashDash show. From working physically and utilising live music; RashDash explore how they tackle a play and work together as a company. This thought-provoking discussion delves into the innovative collective that is RashDash. In 2018 RashDash staged a highly original...


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Jasmine Lee Jones Talks About Playing With Form

Temi sits down with Jamine Lee-Jones, to talk about her journey as a 21-year-old playwright. Fresh from the theatre, Jasmine recently had her play, Seven Acts of Killing Kyler Jenner, staged at the Royal Court upstairs. In this episode, Jasmine reveals her process as a playwright and what her journey has been like so far. From releasing an artist’s creativity to being open about what her working day looks like, this is a raw and honest depiction of what it is like being a young playwright in...


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Richard Gadd Talks Anti-Comedy & Solo Shows

Temi sits down with Richard Gadd to talk about his journey into being a writer, actor and comedian. He won the Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2016 for his show, Monkey See Monkey Do, and has been awarded The Stage award for outstanding performance in his play, Baby Reindeer, that is being staged at the Bush Theatre in Winter 2019. In this episode, Richard reveals what made him start to write and how he continues to be an obsessively driven playwright from repeatedly editing drafts to performing...


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Each week, actor and writer, Temi Wilkey will speak to theatre-makers and writers - exploring what inspires them and how they create. Stay tuned for talks with Richard Gadd, Jasmine Lee-Jones, Rash Dash, Yasmin Joseph, and many more. This exciting new podcast is supported by Bush Theatre and produced by London Playwrights’ Workshop.