Clowning, Creativity and C-PTSD on The Invisible Cabaret Podcast (S1:E5)

You can listen to Episode 5 here!

Episode 5 of #InvisiblePodcast brings you an interview with London-based actor and our ‘resident clown’, Kate Mounce, AKA Mouncealot. Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose enjoy a fun and meaningful chat around the subject of mental health and the art of clowning. Firstly, what is C-PTSD? Is that different to BPD? Is there a difference between laughing at vs. laughing with? Then, what about trauma and its effects on the body? How on earth do you navigate vulnerability in performance, and making work that comes from your deepest, raw self? In this, we will tackle all of the above. All in about half an hour. Who says we’re not having a productive quarantine?

Mouncealot performing her act about C-PTSD at an Invisible Cabaret show. She is stood on stage with her arms flung wide, wearing a pair of red pasties and is halfway through removing a cumbersome bodysuit.
Mouncealot in action – Photo credit: Richard McKenzie, AKA The Burly Photographer

You can find Mouncealot online at @mouncealot83 and via her theatre company, Beside Ourselves Collective (@besideourselves on Instagram and TikTok).

Things mentioned in the podcast:

If you enjoyed this episode, you might like to hear more about the subject of trauma. As such, you might like our episode about trauma therapy and art with illustrator Elyssa Rider. Alternatively, if you’d like to hear a mental health professional’s approach, you should check out our episode with CBT therapist, Papa Ferrero!

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With thanks to: Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk

Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod, available under license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

‘If You Don’t Have Mental Health Issues, You’re Not Paying Attention’ | Persona, Queerness and Raaage with the Iconic RUBYYY JONES The Invisible Cabaret Podcast: Mental Health & Creativity

We are massively fangirling because the queerlesque LEGEND, RUBYYY JONES, joins us on the podcast today! Rubyyy gives us perspective, wisdom and life as they expand on all things creativity and mental health. How do we create sustainable performance rooted in real feeling? How do we keep seeing the beauty in the world when it's also cruel and gross? How will London ever recover from Rubyyy moving back to Canada?!? All this and more in today's episode. Check out Rubyyy's website and Patreon for lots of wonderful, creative, workshoppy, wisdommy goodness. CW: George Floyd's murder (21:08 – 21:25); survivor's guilt and infant death (32:11 – 32:52 & 35:16 – 35:35) Some useful links for mental health issues mentioned in this episode: anger issues; mental health impacts of racism & Black Minds Matter; survivor's guilt & PTSD; substance abuse *** What are you grateful for? You can message us on Facebook, Tweet us at @inviscabaret or DM us on Instagram (@invisiblecabaret) whenever you want to #GetGrateful. *** Things mentioned in the podcast: RuPaul controversy: a handy guide AFAB definition Neurodivergence: learn more & get support Ep with Robert Hallow on anger George Floyd and lockdown: a think-piece on the impact RVT (Royal Vauxhall Tavern) Familyyy Fierce collective in Polari magazine Kew Gardens *** Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ http://www.invisiblecabaret.org — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/invisible-cabaret/message
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  3. 'Scars, Not Wounds' | Sanity, Sensitivity and Sobriety with Theatre Maker, GUY WOOLF
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  5. 'There Is No Pass Or Fail in Therapy' | The Power of Communication with Therapist, BRIAN THOMAS (AKA Papa Ferrero)

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