This week on Financial Fluency, we are taking a little break from talking about finances and I am happy to welcome the fantastic Linda Brogan. Linda is an award winning playwright, director and dramaturg. I met Linda in Selena Soo’s Impacting Millions Facebook group and we really connected over each other’s writing. She has been super encouraging of my writing and projects and I was really interested in hers.
Her professional bio is very impressive: In 1999 Brogan took part in the North West Playwrights' course, and won the 2001 Alfred Fagon Award for her play The Well. This was followed by an attachment at the National Theatre Studio in 2002. Brogan's first play What's In The Cat was produced by Contact Theatre, Manchester and transferred to the Royal Court in 2005. Brogan's other plays include Basil and Beattie presented at Royal Exchange/Liverpool Everyman, and The Very Thought of You, commissioned by Wolsey and Tricycle Theatre. Her last play Speechless did a critically acclaimed four star UK tour.
Her focus is in being born a slave to her colour, gender and class. The political, emotional and day to day ramifications of this topic are what we discuss in this episode, as well as her upcoming project with the restoration of the Reno Club in Manchester.
Connect with Linda: http://theagency.co.uk/the-clients/linda-brogan/
More info about the Reno Club: http://www.mancky.co.uk/?p=4075
More info on Speechless: http://www.sharedexperience.org.uk/speechless.html