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Josie Dee

 

  1. Where, do you hail from?

I currently hail from south west England though I do travel, It's a beautiful place lots of sweeping countryside and gorgeous views, I think living in a big town now makes me appreciate this much more than I used to.

  1. What is the greatest thing about the place you call home?

I'd say the greatest thing would be the location, it's a beautiful place to live and even living in a busy town, it's not far to be surrounded by nothing but fields, stunning views and quiet if you so wished or likewise to be surrounded by the buzz of a city surrounded by people.

  1. What turns you on creatively?

Music. Quite simply, music is the biggest draw and pool of inspiration for me creatively.
I love the fluidity of response and interpretation of any individual track. The way it can be your absolute must-listen-to one minute, conjuring a thousand wonderful memories, images and thoughts - but the next something altogether darker, juxtaposing the images and memories you felt before. Or you find yourself not getting anywhere near that tracks for months, sometimes years. I love the impact of its universal empathy, the way it speaks to everyone and sparks such difference of opinion, usually in a positive way. Other than that I just enjoy surrounding myself with talented people, watching talented people do what they love is always an inspiration, whether is art or not.

  1. What is your favorite word, and can you use it in a poetic sentence?

I have so many favourite words, one of my favourite is 'inconsequential' and I'm going to cheat and use someone else's sentence because it's simply beautiful... from a show called Lark Rise To Candleford (I may be paraphrasing slightly...)

"Let us not talk of weighty matters, let's just pass the time of day with inconsequential nothings"

  1. What is your pet peeve?

Pet peeve? Hmm... It's a small thing, but probably people chewing loudly and/or speaking through food in an inaudible way.

  1. What defines Josie Dee? 

I would say... music defines me, my collection is extremely varied... from Nightwish to Victoria Wood via John Mayer and The National. I think it is a conceptual way to define me... I'm quite butterfly minded, I don't like to rule things out until I've (in this instance) listened to them. I love new ideas, trying new things, ways of working and thinking, learning from others and exploring new concepts. Sounds a bit woolly and fluffy I know.

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Josie Dee

Josie Dee

Since 2012 I have written plays using Shakespeare's language and framework to create new adaptations of his work for a touring theatre company.
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