Persistent and Nasty Hope

This is the manifesto for Persistent & Nasty, “a script-reading, debate and art as activism initiative for women and gender minorities in the stage and screen industries.”

“Hope for the Future”

Having learnt much and really enjoyed myself at a Persistent and Nasty event at last year’s Fringe, I was absolutely delighted to be asked to take part in their “Hope for the Future” evening! This was recorded live at the CCA in Glasgow and is available now: you can watch it here

The event involved two rehearsed readings of short scripts by Jerusha Green and Tamara von Werthern, followed by a Q&A with guest speaker Dawn Sievewright and the actors, including Elaine Stirrat and Misha McCullagh of Persistent and Nasty.

Run by Civil Disobedience, “Persistent and Nasty is a script-reading, debate and art as activism initiative for the female-identified voice in stage and screen...Our goal is to create a project that is safe and supportive, but that is also an act of protest. Persistent and Nasty is about changing the cultural narrative through the stories we tell.”

Discussions from the “Hope for the Future” event include what makes a strong female character, differences between generations and cultures in Scotland / UK when it comes to making progress on equality, and what we can do to create the changes we want to see. I found I actually had things to say myself, especially on awareness and what is non-conscious.

I’d love to hear your opinions! What do you feel / think of the plays and the discussion?

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HEADSHOTS SCOTLAND

At Frank Gilhooley’s Masterclass in December 2018 – among great actors’ release work with fantastic people – Headshots Scotland visited, setting up quickly with just 10 minutes per participant.

I highly recommend Headshots Scotland, and also Frank Gilhooley’s classes, which really open people up to make connections, within ourselves as well as with others.

Here’s one of the new shots, taken by the delightful David Ho, who works with fellow photographer Sandie Knudsen as Headshots Scotland. I took a while to post here – the shots themselves were sent very quickly: excellent service!

Danielle Farrow by David Ho of Headshots Scotland

The Morrigan & Shakespeare

That promised announcement – latest Danielle Farrow Newsletter

Check out the above link for an exciting acting project bringing together The Morrigan and Shakespeare!

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Morrigan mask with soldiers