“You’ve got to throw yourself in, yeah? Do you see? Have to throw yourself right in, whatever that entails.”
Jeannie’s Theatre Conversations are regular post-show discussions, chaired by Jeannie Farr. As part of Arcola’s commitment to opening up the process of seeing and making theatre, these discussions – free with a same-day ticket purchase – look into the challenges presented to artists in the creation of their work, and to audiences in their experience of new stories and ideas.
Jeannie has been an active member of Arcola’s community, including as a volunteer usher, and a passionate supporter of the theatre since it first opened in 2000. Previously she was a drama teacher, a community theatre practitioner, and an advocate for the performing arts with the charity Friends of Theatre.
Jeannie said: “A theatrical performance is a shared experience between audiences and practitioners which is part of a shared conversation about our world. I hope these post-show discussions can be a way of continuing and refining that conversation, for the interest and enlightenment of all.”