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Behind the Curtains: Episode 5

Siana & Christina chat to guests Hazel and Alison Holder

Behind the Curtains is a podcast spotlighting the off-stage, behind the curtains roles that are the backbone of theatre. How are writers, directors, sound designers, producers, production managers, movement directors and voice and dialect coaches weathering the storms of uncertainty? How did they get to where they are now? What pearls of wisdom do they have for their peers in the industry and those still looking to enter it? What’s race got to do with it? And how do we stay inspired and motivated through the thick and through the thin?

In this episode, it’s strictly a family affair, as we catch up with ‘The Holder Sisters’ (we’ve made that a thing!), Hazel and Alison Holder. Hazel offers insight into her fabulous life as a voice and dialect coach, working with some of the biggest names in the industry, and Alison walks us through the varied world of Producing, including how she’s found being the Technical Producer of ‘Behind the Curtains’ Podcast, editing each episode and listening in on the conversations our hosts have had with industry peers. For both Alison and Hazel, no day is the same in their jobs – and that’s how they like it!

Episodes released fortnightly.

Hosts & Producers:

Siana Bangura (@Sianaarrgh)

Christina Nicole (@Chrisynicole)

English Touring Theatre (@EnglishTouringTheatre / @ETTtweet )