Spoleto Backstage: 'What Girls Are Made Of';'One Thousand And One Nights'; John Kennedy

Jun 6, 2019

Cara Bissett based "What Girls Are Made Of" on her own experiences in the 1990s rock scene.
Credit Sid Scott/What Girls Are Made Of

On this final episode of Spoleto Backstage for 2019, host Adam Parker speaks with Cora Bissett, writer and star, and Orla O'Loughlin, director, of the play "What Dreams Are Made Of." Based on Bissett's life story, the production follows a Scottish schoolgirl's rise to rock and roll stardorm and her rollercoaster journey along the way.

We hear from Ivan Caracalla, director of the Beirut-based Caracalla Dance Theatre, about their US premiere of "One Thousand And One Nights." The group blends Eastern and Western influences for a unique retelling of these classic tales.

And Sonatas and Soundcapes host Bradley Fuller chats with John Kennedy, director of orchestral acitivities and resident conductor for Spoleto Festival USA.

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