Guy Woolf, Theatre Maker, on The Invisible Cabaret Podcast (S1:E17)

You can listen to Guy woolf on Episode 17 here!

Actor's headshot of Guy Woolf: he is a young man with brown hair, rugged brown facial hair and blue-green eyes. He is wearing a plain black T-shirt and he is looking directly to the camera.
Guy Woolf

This edition of our mental health and creativity flavoured podcast, we are joined by a stalwart friend of Invisible Cabaret: the multi-gifted, sickeningly talented Guy Woolf. Guy is an actor-director-composer-singer-advocate; you can see why he tends to go by ‘theatre maker’, just to save on hyphens. We chat with Guy about feeling his way through a career in the arts, checking and redressing privilege, and how his dog changed his life. Plus, Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose come unstuck whilst trying to make a furniture analogy, so look out for that.

Check out Represent Theatre and watch this space! And don’t miss the play Guy is directing with the Manchester Jewish Museum: full details on Guy’s Twitter.

Find out more about Guy via his website, or read his bio on the Equity website. He is represented by Kitty Laing at United Agents.

Some useful links for mental health issues mentioned in this episode: help with substance abuse here and here.

⚠️ CW: alcohol abuse & addiction behaviours (18:30 – 21:50); brief mention of medical trauma (19:00 – 19:35).

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Tell us what you’re grateful for! We always end our shows with what has inspired gratitude in us this week, and we’d love to include your thankful thoughts too. Tweet, message us on Facebook or DM us on Instagram with what you’re grateful for, whenever the mood takes you. You can also email us: invisiblecabaret@gmail.com. Or – better still – send us a voice message!

Are you an artist (of any description) with a mental health story to tell? We are always on the lookout for future guests. Email invisiblecabaret@gmail.com for more details about how to be a future guest on the podcast.

Guy Woolf is dressed as his drag queen alter ego, Electra. He is wearing a bright blue bobbed wig, elaborate black eyeliner with a Star of David on his right cheek, black lipstick and dark blue nail polish. He is wearing a black T-shirt and bright pink sequin wrap skirt over black leggings. She is holding an oversized Equity card in front of her. The card says 'Equity: My Card, My Union' and is signed 'Electra Streisand.'
Guy Woolf as his alter ego, Electra
Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk.
Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod, available under license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

If you’re affected by any of the issues raised in this episode, please do not be afraid to seek support. Help is available. The NHS website has a great directory to get you started.

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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 (21:30 – 21:50); survivor's guilt and infant death (32:30 – 33:20 & 35:40 – 35:50) 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. Or send us a voice message via the Anchor platform: http://www.anchor.fm/invisible-cabaret/message *** 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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