"Be authentic even if your path is lonely", says Marianna le Roux

Godfrey Johnson (GJ) caught up with Marianna le Roux (MLR) and the two had an insightful chat about her plays and theatre company. Below are...




Godfrey Johnson (GJ) caught up with Marianna le Roux (MLR) and the two had an insightful chat about her plays and theatre company. Below are excerpts from the interview...


GJ: Please tell us a little about yourself?


M LR: I am the visionary of Marianna Productions - a vehicle for various art forms, including one woman theatre pieces and dance theatre.  I am the playwright, director and composer for the production house. 


GJ: Where do you find inspiration?


M LR: I find my inspiration in aspects and places of darkness – in broken, discarded and maimed things.  As I am passionate about women I weave these threads into their heart and lives when revealing their tales.     


GJ: Who in the arts do you admire and why?


M LR: I admire an artist whose artistic design was used in creating the Alien creature for the movie series.  I cannot remember his name or nationality but the intensely dark beauty of these art pieces is similar to the dark themes I uncover in the lives of the women I portray in my plays.  From these art pieces I learnt and admire the fact that horror can be captured in such a way that the end result is beauty


GJ: What are you currently working on?


M LR: I now rehearse a one woman theatre piece “The Shell Singer” for The Galloway in August 2021.   Filming of the one woman piece, “Daughter” will be completed middle May 2021. Both plays are performed by wonderful Imke du Toit.   I am also writing a new one woman play called “Pieta” as well as designing ”Celebration of the Hours”, the first movement theatre that Marianna Production will produce.     


GJ: What is the purpose of art?


M LR: I feel that art “suffers” from a deeply personal imprint via genetics and other multiple factors.  I believe that art speaks with a language directed through the universe that flows into humanity and manifests outwardly in various forms and genres such as acting, dance, painting and so forth.  Art has as many purposes as there are human genetics, imprints and needs.  I feel that its purpose lies in creating kaleidoscopic worlds of endless variety.  In doing so our individual identities deepen, transcend and self-sustain.   By sharing and interacting these worlds with kindred spirits we touch base with other identities and in strange and inexplicable ways many of our needs are met. 


GJ: How do you focus?


M LR: By trusting the process of creating as well as suffering the emotions of terror that threatens to send me scuttling to any place else rather than the workplace


GJ: What advice do you have for aspiring young writers?


M LR: Find your unique voice of talent, own it and dare to believe it.  Be authentic even if your path is lonely.  Stop comparing yourself to others.  And - work. 


GJ: Where can we find you on social media?


M LR: I On Instagram under marianna.productions







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