🎙️Flloyd Kennedy, an Australian-born, Liverpool based poet, performer, voice and acting coach in her late 70s, has created the comic-audio-drama Am I Old Yet?, a series of self-contained vignettes in which a character named Helen, who is also in her late 70s, adjusts to the reality of ageing with dignity, honesty and joy. Helen engages in conversation with members of her family and friends in a way that makes you feel along for the ride, invited to hear a perspective that is often overlooked in podcasting. What do I keep saying about poets being the best podcasters, you guys? These are beautiful pieces that deal with deep and intimate thoughts we’ll all be confronting sooner or later. Listen here.

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Life of a Troubadour

Life of a Troubadour

I almost wrote “Life of a Vagabond”, because that’s what it feels like!  Here I am, presently based in Edinburgh, Scotland, renting a room in a delightful family flat a block from Portobello Beach. I’ve some teaching work at a local acting academy, working with Acting students, and Musical Theatre students, just fabulous.

In between classes, I’m re-rehearsing my solo show “Yes! because…” which I’ll be performing in New York in less than three weeks’ time as part of the United Solo Performance Festival. The venue is @TheatreRowNYC, 410 W 42nd Street.

The lines are coming back fairly easily, fortunately, but my poor weak fingernails are struggling to cope with the ukulele. I think some nice strong fake ones will do the trick.

Of course there has to be a publicity campaign, and being a one-person-band, so to speak, means I have to do that too. Facebook and Twitter offer a way to feel as if I’m doing something rather than nothing, but actually reaching the local audience in New York is proving to be quite a challenge.  So I’m working on a series of videos, to introduce my character, Dame June Bloom, and see if we can get some traction on YouTube.

Here’s the first one

And there’s more…

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