Jan. 4, 2021

S1E8: Alison McKenna - Actor, Producer, Culture Maker

S1E8: Alison McKenna - Actor, Producer, Culture Maker

Alison McKenna shares tales from acting on the stages of the Abbey, Gate, and Royal Shakespeare Company, traces her journey as a producer for the theatre and cultural programming such as New York’s centerpiece 1916 Centenary commemoration, and demonstrates why she’s an in-demand voiceover artist in the burgeoning field of audiobooks.

Along the way she tells us why tap dancing’s loss was acting’s gain, how fitting into a particular costume was the opportunity she needed to win her first role at the Gate, the cheeky comment that helped her land a part at London’s National Theatre, how Hozier ended up performing at one of her events, and why Ireland needs to embrace its “culture makers,” now, more than ever. 

Learn more about Alison McKenna at http://alison-mckenna.com

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Alison McKenna

Actor, Producer, Culture Maker