The Soloist is an occasional podcast interview series about solo performance and solo performers. Each episode is a conversation with a different artist from across the fields of theatre and performance which explores the skills, choices and collaborative relationships that make solo performance possible. It’s also a show about the fine detail of making art as it collides with the practicalities of getting paid and finding an audience.
The Soloist – Nic Green
May 26, 2020 • 37:54
Nic Green is a performance maker and Live Artist based in Glasgow, Scotland, whose work is characterised by collaborative and relational practices with people, place and material. Her most well-known shows include the multiple-award winning exploration of modern-day feminisms Trilogy (2009) and Cock and Bull (2015) which uses the repetitive…
The Soloist – Ishbel McFarlane
Feb 7, 2020 • 30:09
Ishbel McFarlane is a performer, writer and theatre maker whose work focuses on social justice, feminism, place, history and language. She’s most widely known for her show O is for Hoolet – a solo show about the Scots language which led her to work with BSL and Gaelic specialists to…
The Soloist – Christian Noelle Charles
Aug 20, 2018 • 34:30
Christian Noelle Charles is a Black female artist working through video, print-making and live performance – a New York native currently living and working in Glasgow, Scotland whose work takes inspiration from today’s pop culture, modern performance techniques, and personal experiences.
The Soloist – Ewan Downie
Aug 3, 2018 • 42:17
A conversation with performer and director Ewan Downie about his time with Poland’s Song of the Goat, the work of his own laboratory theatre Company of Wolves – co-directed with Anna Porubcansky – and the creation of his new solo show, Achilles.
The Soloist – Kieran Hurley
Dec 19, 2017 • 37:48
A conversation with performer and playwright Kieran Hurley about gig theatre, storytelling from behind a desk, the long-missed Arches and the optimism of making shows about the end of the world.
The Soloist – Scottee
Sep 27, 2017 • 27:53
A chat with queer artist and theatre-maker Scottee about class, building an audience and the motivations for making solo work.
The Soloist – Jo Clifford
Sep 5, 2017 • 32:55
A conversation with prolific playwright Jo Clifford about her work as a performer, her life as a trans woman and her latest play, Eve.
The Soloist – Rachel Mars
Aug 11, 2017 • 34:15
A conversation with solo theatre-maker and comedian Rachel Mars about her collaborations with Greg Wohead and nat tarrab, and what (if anything) makes work ‘queer enough’..
The Soloist – FK Alexander
Aug 11, 2017 • 30:15
Recorded in summer 2017 ahead of her appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe, I chat with FK Alexander about I Could Go On Singing, a one-to-one performance in which she sings Judy Garland’s Somewhere Over the Rainbow, over and over, while holding your hand.