Let us introduce you to: Kevin O’Neill

Kevin rehearsing his performance in We Were Seized by the Spirit of Love

During lockdown we started Inside Out, a weekly digital drama club for older LGBTQ+ people. We share stories, play improv games, identify lessons from work by queer dramatists, write about our experiences and hone our performance skills. We asked Kevin O’Neill about his experience of Inside Out and how he’s stayed creative during lockdown.

If you’d like to see the work we’ve created in the last few months, don’t miss our digital show, We Were Seized by the Spirit of Love on Thursday 10 December at 8pm. Click here to book your tickets.

What has been your favourite part of drama club?

Creating new work.

What are the best lessons that you’ve learned about writing and performing?

To make my writing more personal, with specific examples not generalisations. To avoid using “the passive voice”.

Has drama club helped you discover something about yourself that you weren’t aware of before?

That I can still have self-care even when mining past trauma for creative source material.

What can people expect at We Were Seized by the Spirit of Love? Why should people see it?

Touching, truthful, tender monologues presented with flair and invention from the Zoom virtual rooms we’ve all been banished to during Covid lockdown.