Podcast Episode 5 – Clowning and Trauma with Mouncealot

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 about the art of clowning, CPTSD and BPD, laughing at vs. laughing with, trauma and its effects on the body, navigating vulnerability in performance, and making work that comes from your deepest, raw self. All in about half an hour. Who says we’re not having a productive quarantine?

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).

If you are looking to create a performance about or inspired by your own mental health journey, Invisible Cabaret offers 1:1 workshop sessions. Email invisiblecabaret@gmail.com for more details.

Things mentioned in the podcast:

  • Beside Ourselves Collective (see above) – devised theatre collaboration between LISPA trained Kate Mounce and Fourth Monkey graduate Eleanor Young.
  • C-PTSD (Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder)
  • LISPA (now arthaus.berlin)
  • École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques LeCoq
  • Recommended reading: ‘Waking the Tiger’ by Peter Levine (about somatic experiencing and psychological trauma).

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Be in the next episode of #InvisiblePodcast! Tweet or DM us with what you’re grateful for this week, or – better still – send us a voice message!

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/

‘Everybody Loves Parfait’ | Grease and Grace with Burlesque Queen and Drag King, Petit Pois The Invisible Cabaret Podcast

What a treat to talk to Petit Pois, a celebrated burlesque artiste and drag performer who just happens to be one of the longest-running members of our troupe! Hosts Ferrero Rochelle & Rosie Verbose talk to Shayla about her love of performing, creating characters and removing layers (in all senses). You can find Petit Pois via her website, on Facebook and on Instagram as @petitpoisburlesque. *** Be in the next episode of #InvisiblePodcast! Tweet or DM us with what you’re grateful for this week, or – better still – send us a voice message! Are you a creative (of any description) with a mental health story to tell? Email invisiblecabaret@gmail.com with your pitch to be a guest on the podcast. *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Petit Pois as Danny Zuko at the World Burlesque Games Watch a snippet of Petit Pois in her ‘Miracle’ act and on our Instagram Derren Brown’s ‘miracle’ speech Check out Dodie’s music, used in the ‘Miracle’ act Incredible circus performer who just happens to be Shayla’s bro, Danny Ash For Petit Pois’s acts, e.g. Miss Trunchbull… see her website! The Shame Wizard on Big Mouth And of course, we couldn’t leave out the full video for Bedknobs and Broomsticks ‘bobbing along’ *** The Invisible Cabaret Podcast is all about mental health and creativity. Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe devoted to raising mental health awareness, founded by Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle. When the world’s not in a global pandemic, Invisible Cabaret makes burlesque and cabaret shows all about mental health. Think vaudeville variety, dance, original music, comedy, poetry and more. You can see some clips of Invisible Cabaret in action on YouTube. 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/ Photo credit: Steve Gregson Photography  http://www.invisiblecabaret.org — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/invisible-cabaret/message
  1. ‘Everybody Loves Parfait’ | Grease and Grace with Burlesque Queen and Drag King, Petit Pois
  2. ‘I Was Reborn’ | Feminism & Feeling Your Oats with Ida Sanguine
  3. Redefining “Much” | Capitalism & Cyberpunk with Blue Monday
  4. When I Was a Fig in the Cabaret… | Toxic Positivity & Dancing Through Life with Belle Bluestocking
  5. Which Tree Were You at Drama School? | Processing Trauma through Comedy with Mouncealot

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