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 mental health and 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).

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).


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/

'We're Revolutionaries Out Here' | I am Artist, Hear Me Art with CURLY CHAOS The Invisible Cabaret Podcast: Mental Health & Creativity

Burlesque artist, host and all-round powerhouse Curly Chaos joins Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose, to chat about what creativity and mental health means to her. Expect a rip-roaring half-hour adventure through dance, periods, psychotherapy and mutilating rubber ducks. Strap in, lads. Check out Curly on Instagram as @curly_chaos_burlesque, and read her blog here. Some useful links for mental health issues mentioned in this episode:  CW – PMDD (12:30 – 16:45): treatment; self-care; blog & community; suicidal thoughts (26:35). *** What are you grateful for atm? Tweet @inviscabaret or DM us on Instagram! *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Chaotic Good Neo-burlesque: a short history Rubber duck act; Willy Wonka teaser; Chaos Cabaret; Warrior Act- see Curly's Instagram! East London burlesque studio – run by Evelyn Carnate Cabaret vs. Cancer Love Actually first lobster Prima ballerina with Alzheimer's is transported by music Our episode with troupe member and nurse, Miss Mustardseed – she also wrote about it on our blog PMDD Our episode with Robert Hallow (re. dealing with anger) SO cards That's Burlesque podcast Bitten Peach cabaret collective Cocoa Butter Club burlesque collective Gratitude jar – make your own using this guide! *** 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
  1. 'We're Revolutionaries Out Here' | I am Artist, Hear Me Art with CURLY CHAOS
  2. "I am terrified. Are you?" "Yes. We are both terrified." | Making Music and Magic with ROBERT HALLOW
  3. Boys Don’t Cry | Locking Down and Opening Up with Richard 'The Burly Photographer’ McKenzie
  4. The Art of the Perfect Tickle-Slap | Glamour and Grit with Dee Dee La Femme
  5. 'Everybody Loves Parfait' | Grease and Grace with Burlesque Queen and Drag King, Petit Pois

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