The Deep Place: On Creativity and Spirituality
Ep 46- INTERVIEW: A Live Experiment In Theatre Production with Hailey McQueen (Finding Freedom Within Constraint)

Ep 46- INTERVIEW: A Live Experiment In Theatre Production with Hailey McQueen (Finding Freedom Within Constraint)

December 5, 2022

This week on the podcast Joel interviews the artistic director of Clock & Spiel Productions in Sydney - Hailey McQueen.

Hailey shares her story from moving to Sydney to study acting at 17, to learning to create her own opportunities in the acting world and finding her way into artistic directing, now running a professional theatre company that works with some of Australia’s best talent.

Meanwhile Joel & Hailey take on an impromptu challenge to write a monologue mid podcast (!!) and then dissect the process as it happens. This is a good one folks, get ya cuppa’s and listen in!

 

Our sponsors are The Practice Co. and ACOM

This podcast is hosted by Joel McKerrow & Produced by Richelle Bourne

Ep 45- Sanctuary: A Place Of Rest

Ep 45- Sanctuary: A Place Of Rest

November 28, 2022

When was the last time you did not have to succeed? When was the last time you did not feel guilty for doing nothing? When did you last think about why you started this creative journey in the first place?

In this episode, hosted by Joel McKerrow - we enter into sanctuary; a time of slowing down, of looking inward, of remembering and reflecting and of play, without any agenda. This is indeed, the deep place, the well from which we draw our creativity out of.

 

Our sponsors are The Practice Co. and ACOM

This podcast is hosted by Joel McKerrow & Produced by Richelle Bourne

 

Ep 44- INTERVIEW with Dani Vee: Living With Anxiety And A Creative Mind

Ep 44- INTERVIEW with Dani Vee: Living With Anxiety And A Creative Mind

November 21, 2022

In this episode, Joel interviews author and Words and Nerds podcast host Dani Vee who gives us the inside view of what it’s like to live with anxiety and a wildly creative mind. Dani goes deep on how she has come to make a companion out of her anxiety, how to sit with it and channel this energy into her various creative projects.

 

Show notes: 

Dani Vee: https://www.wordsandnerds.com/

Our sponsors are The Practice Co. and ACOM

This podcast is hosted by Joel McKerrow & Produced by Richelle Bourne

Ep 43 - What The Desert Has To Teach Us (+ The Launch of the School For Creative Development)

Ep 43 - What The Desert Has To Teach Us (+ The Launch of the School For Creative Development)

November 7, 2022

This week on the podcast we launch the School For Creative Development! An online communal learning platform combining four different creative modules, over 50 hours of audio and video content, workbooks and zoom sessions with Joel McKerrow,  to inspire your art, grow your audience and blow your creative practice out of the water!

 

As we launch this, Joel talks us through what to do when we feel we’ve landed in the desert (creatively speaking), when the inspiration has run dry, and we are barely surviving. How do we find that lush fertile land again and what does the desert have to teach us?

 

Show notes: 

Our sponsors are The Practice Co. and ACOM.

This podcast is hosted by Joel McKerrow & Produced by Richelle Bourne.

All music sourced from audiio.com

Ep 42- INTERVIEW with Liz Milani: Stepping Into Your Creative Power

Ep 42- INTERVIEW with Liz Milani: Stepping Into Your Creative Power

October 24, 2022

Liz Milani is writer and creator of The Practice Co. In this conversation, Liz shares about her creative practice and battles with imposter syndrome, and gives us a deep dive into her story of leaving the church, deconstructing and reimagining her faith, and coming home to her creative, physical and spiritual self.

 

Our sponsors are The Practice Co. and ACOM.

This podcast is hosted by Joel McKerrow & Produced by Richelle Bourne.

 

 

Ep 41- Lost In The Forest

Ep 41- Lost In The Forest

October 10, 2022

As humans, almost all of us have woken up at some point in our lives feeling lost and aimless, unsure of which path to take or where the path even is. And for many of us - and especially in our creative lives - the temptation to just give up at this point is real.

In this episode, we find ourselves lost in the forest and Joel McKerrow shares five key tools for getting back on track and what this lostness might have to teach us along the way.

Our sponsors are The Practice Co. and ACOM.

This podcast is hosted by Joel McKerrow & Produced by Richelle Bourne.

Ep 40- First Steps on the Journey

Ep 40- First Steps on the Journey

September 28, 2022

In this episode we have begun the Creative Journey. We face into the wild unknown and the foreboding blankness of the empty page and take a few tentative steps forward. Perhaps feeling like an imposter in this strange new landscape and longing for the comfort of home, and yet here we find ourselves. Joel McKerrow talks us through how we begin our journey, how we move forward and who to look to for guidance along the way.

 

Show notes:

The books referenced in this episode are: The Creative Habit, by Twyla Tharp, Bird by Bird by Ann Lamott and The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams.

 

Our sponsors are The Practice Co. and ACOM.

This podcast is hosted by Joel McKerrow & Produced by Richelle Bourne.

Ep 39- INTERVIEW with Stephen Roach

Ep 39- INTERVIEW with Stephen Roach

September 19, 2022

Based in North Carolina, Stephen Roach is a musician, author, podcaster and founder of The Breath & The Clay - a creative arts community exploring the intersections of art, faith & culture.

In this conversation, Stephen shares about his creative process, how he sees the relationship between creativity and spirituality, seasons of transition and facing into the dark night of the soul.

 

Show Notes:

The music featured throughout this episode is by Stephen Roach’s band, Songs of Water. Find them on Spotify here.

The Breath and the Clay community

Stephen’s book: Naming the animals 

Stephen’s podcast - Makers and Mystics

 

This podcast is hosted by Joel McKerrow & Produced by Richelle Bourne.

 

Ep 38- Crossing The Threshold: The intentional choice to leave what has been

Ep 38- Crossing The Threshold: The intentional choice to leave what has been

September 13, 2022

In this episode we find ourselves at the “threshold” of our creative lives, and we have a choice to make. Will we stay within the boundaries of the familiar and comfortable that we know so well or will cross over into the Great Unknown, and embark wholeheartedly on the Creative Journey? What will we take with us and what will we leave behind?

We also explore why this decision can be so hard, and what it means to find ourselves in the liminal space - when one thing has ended and the next has not yet begun.

 

Show Notes: 

Richelle Bourne - The solo project Richelle mentioned in her story was Iris. Her current musical projects are with Tinman and Joel McKerrow & The Mysterious Few

 

David Andrew - The instrumental piano music is from David Andrew's album The Kitchen Tapes

 

Books

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

 

This podcast is hosted by Joel McKerrow & produced by Richelle Bourne

Ep 37- INTERVIEW with Grace Naoum

Ep 37- INTERVIEW with Grace Naoum

September 5, 2022

In this interview, actor, acting coach and writer Grace Naoum speaks about her creative process and approach to acting and storytelling - how she accesses the magic and how she does this with presence, vulnerability and authenticity.

You can find Grace on instagram @grace_naoum_acting_coach

The music in Grace’s poem is by David Andrew. Find his music on Spotify

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