Episode 3: Leonie Rae Gasson

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Debbie chats with Glasgow based director Leonie Rae Gasson, who directs plays that are a mixture of theatre and virtual reality.

They cover topics including expanding people’s ideas of what theatre can be, supporting intersectional queerness in practical terms and how rage can be a useful fuel for creativity.

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This episode's guest: Leonie Rae Gasson

Leonie is Glasgow based director making work across artforms including live performance, interactive installation, participation and virtual reality. She makes immersive, bold, playful work from a queer perspective.

She is the joint Artistic Director at interactive digital arts company Produced Moon who are associate artists at Platform, Glasgow.

Recent work includes Death Becomes Us, a live performance for the National Theatre of Scotland exploring the Leave campaign's 'Take Back Control' motto & featuring a community chorus of European migrants; BPM, an immersive performance in a geodesic dome co-directed with award-winning artist Cora Bissett; HEAVYWEIGHT a 360° dance film released through BBC Scotland.


  • Sound engineerRichard Bell
  • ComposerPatricia Panther

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