Creageivity

Adrienne Thomas and Harlan Cockburn

If you think you may be too old to be creative, or too creative to be old, then CREAGEIVITY is the podcast for you. Hosted by artist / musician / writers Adrienne Thomas and Harlan Cockburn, each show brings illuminating and inspiring conversation with people who have kept on keeping on in their chosen field... or started some entirely new activity in later life.

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Episodes

Creageivity 17 - with Actor / Producer / Activisit / Educator - Latifah Taormina
Jun 1 2024
Creageivity 17 - with Actor / Producer / Activisit / Educator - Latifah Taormina
A graduate of the Second City improvising group in Chicago, Latifah Taormina went on to co-found, produce, direct and perform with The Committee, San Francisco’s famed improvisational theatre of the late 60s. Under her stage name of Jessica Myerson, her Hollywood career included parts in The Graduate, Mrs Doubtfire, and Steelyard Blues, and she was a familiar face on American TV with appearances on many popular evening shows.As well as her performing history, Latifah is highly experienced as an arts administrator, painter, educator and mentor. She also initiated the Poems for Peace movement which spread to 14 countries, and she continues to work on projects to promote peace. Her autobiography, Ha Ha Among the Trumpets: An Improvisational Journey, chronicles her incredible journey set against the historical backdrop of the Kennedy assassination, Bloody Sunday, the Selma civil rights march, the early feminist movement, and anti-war protests. It also takes in her time as a teacher and educationalist during 10 years in Indonesia. In Creageivity 17 we barely scratch the surface of an incredibly creative and inspiring life, so join us for a fabulous conversation with Latifah Taormina!  https://amongthetrumpets.com/https://www.amazon.com/Ha-Among-Trumpets-Improvisational-Journey/dp/B0BRLVS7B3If you think you're too old to be creative, or too creative to be old, then Creageivity is the podcast for you!
Creageivity 11 - with Director, writer and actor Jonathan Weightman
Dec 1 2023
Creageivity 11 - with Director, writer and actor Jonathan Weightman
Jonathan Weightman has had a storied career as an actor, writer and director, beginning with almost exclusively female roles including Lady Macbeth and St Joan while at school, coming right up to 2023 when he starred as King Lear in a movie, shot underground! With an English father and Brazilian / Uruguayan mother, Jonathan describes how he always felt something of an outsider. However while he was at university in Manchester, Jonathan's mother moved to Portugal, and on his visits there he began to love and appreciate the country. Meanwhile he was involved in theatre and street theatre projects in the UK and across Europe, and in this time met his husband-to-be Keith Esher Davis. The deportation of Keith from the UK, as an 'undesirable alien' meant that they could no longer perform their jointly written play, Fever, and began their search for a haven where they could build a new life together. That place turned out to be Lisbon, Portugal, and in time Jonathan became a director at Lisbon Players theatre, and co-founded the Tagus Theatre. When covid came, he transferred his skills from live theatre to writing and directing two movies, We Came to Lisbon (2020), and  Offstage Stories (2021). He also had a short story, Mary Dances published by the Daily Telegraph in the same year, to his 'mixed horror and delight.'Jonathan's life admirably underscores the themes of Creageivity - of keeping on keeping on, and of finding outlets for personal expression, whatever we are presented with. Or as Jonathan says, "I have been extremely lucky."If you think you're too old to be creative, or too creative to be old, then Creageivity is the podcast for you!
Creageivity 10 - with writer, artist and magazinist Mich Maroney
Oct 31 2023
Creageivity 10 - with writer, artist and magazinist Mich Maroney
Visual artist, writer, magazine publisher, and classical music enthusiast, Mich Maroney is an inspiring creative who relocated from the metropolis of London to the rural peace of Ireland. It's here that she has realised a long-held ambition to start a magazine blending the written word with distinctive visual art. SWERVE Magazine is available in print and on the web, featuring stunning images and writing, from a wide variety of contributors. These include international artists, as well as members of the local community.Mich is the designer and maker of SWERVE - skills she has taught herself in recent times - and is very inclusive in her activities. These include encouraging others through workshops and writer's groups, and running a scheme for guest artists to stay in the County Cork town of Skibbereen to work on their own projects. In the podcast Mich describes herself as both a gambler in life, and someone who is scared of fairground rides, and yet her roller-coaster activities are testament to a 'never say die' creative spirit. SWERVE Magazine is an inspiring distillation of her ideas, and Creageivity 10 with Mich Maroney is a must-listen!    The podcast also features music by the contemporary composer Richard Bolley. For more on Mich, go to:    https://www.michmaroney.com/ For more on Swerve Magazine, go to:    https://www.swervemagazine.org/To hear Richard Bolley's music, go to:    https://soundcloud.com/user-374152765-982950488Photograph of Mich by Sarah Kate Murphy:    https://www.sarahkatephotography.ie/If you think you're too old to be creative, or too creative to be old, then Creageivity is the podcast for you!
Creageivity 06 - with Multimedia-ists Honora & Dahlan Foah
Jul 1 2023
Creageivity 06 - with Multimedia-ists Honora & Dahlan Foah
Honora and Dahlan Foah are multi-disciplinary artists and producers, living in Atlanta USA, and working across a dazzling variety of media. Together they are creating a sequence of seven Frequency Operas, with the first of these unique events being staged in a Budapest church, and the latest taking place in the Vatican. Honora originally trained as a dancer, while Dahlan was a photographer and early audio-visual pioneer. They joined forces, forming Visioneering, a production company making large scale events and experiences around the world. In this podcast Honora talks movingly about their visual work for children’s hospitals, how she views death, and the conscious process of becoming an elder. Dahlan also reflects on his side hustle as conductor of two prestigious orchestras. Plus you can  learn why Honora times the duration of the Frequency Opera sections according to the resilience of the average human bladder...But what is a Frequency Opera? Tune in to Creageivity 06 to find out! More info at:The Birth of Color: http://www.birthofcolor.org/Mythic Imagination Institute:  https://www.mythicjourneys.org/newsletter_nov06_foah.htmlAtlanta Musician’s Orchestra: https://www.amorch.com/aboutusHonora bio: https://mythhonora.wordpress.com/about/Dahlan bio: https://www.birthofcolor.org/bios/dahlan-robert-foah/If you think you're too old to be creative, or too creative to be old, then Creageivity is the podcast for you!