Intelligent Risk Taking Interview

“Follow your heart but take your brain with you”

Sandy Thomson speaks to theatre maker, actress, producer and activist Louise Oliver. When she’s not appearing in Outlander, Louise makes theatre and film internationally and as half of Persistent & Nasty – a feminist podcast series and creative activism initiative for women and other marginalised voices in the stage and screen industries – she has been at the table for some of the most challenging conversations theatre has had in recent years.

Sandy and Louise will be talking about the realities of taking risks in the arts. From being bold in creative and producing collaborations to risking money and time on dream projects and long shots right through to talking truth to power in an industry obsessed with relationships and compliance during the ongoing #MeToo crisis. They’ll lay out in detail the real costs and benefits of taking risks in their sectors, what it’s like taking risks when you’re in charge and when you’re not and what has and hasn’t worked for them in the past.

Key takeaways:

  • Learn about the realities of risk-taking
  • Develop strategies to minimise the consequences of risk taking
  • Learn about scripts for addressing risk