"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



#blogs,6,#coronavirus,4,#country,22,#Covid-19 Blogs,3,#Falkonection,1,#honors,1,#humanitarian,7,#interview,11,#modelling,2,#models,1,#motivational,8,#musicmatters,9,#nashville,27,#nashville pages,14,#ne,1,#new,9,#NewMusicAlert,89,#news,12,#NewsMusicAlert,32,#Original Styler,3,#PREVIEW,3,#Review,5,#Tribute,2,Acoustic,1,Activism,4,Africa,2,Afro-soul,4,afropop,9,agencies,1,Alabama,1,Album,6,Albums,27,Americana,1,anniversary,1,Argentina,1,ART,1,Arts,8,Atlanta,1,Australia,1,Austria,1,author,1,Awards,4,Ballet,3,bands,3,Basketball,1,beach volleyball,1,Bio,1,Biography,2,Book Review,1,Books,5,Boston,1,Botswana,1,Brazil,1,broadcasting,1,Brooklyn,1,Business,12,Cabaret,3,California,3,Canada,4,Carolina,1,Christmas,2,Cinema,22,Circus,1,Cologne,1,Colombia,15,Columbia,1,Comedy,1,Community,1,competition,1,Congo Brazzaville,1,Country,34,country music,14,Craft,2,Croatia,1,Culture,3,Cypress,1,Dance,8,Dance Hall,8,dancehall,10,Dancers,1,debut,1,Deejaying,3,Deep House,2,Designing,1,Documentary,1,drama,2,EDM,1,Electro Pop,1,Electronic,1,Empowerment,4,Entertainment,5,entrepreneurs,2,Entrepreneurship,7,Events,84,Fashion,100,Feature,3,Features,3,Festivals,1,Film,60,Finland,2,Fitness,1,Fitness & Health,1,Folk,2,France,2,funk,1,Germany,6,Ghana,4,Gospel,10,Graphics,1,Greece,1,guitarist,1,Health,1,Heavy Metal,2,Hip hop,11,Hip Hop / Rap,24,Hip Hop/Rap,6,Hip-hop,11,Hiphop,80,hiphopheads,2,Honors,1,house,5,Humanitarian,5,Improv,1,India,1,Indie,1,influencer,1,innovative,1,inspiration,1,Interview,42,Interviews,34,Israel,1,Italy,6,Jamaica,5,Jazz,5,Kenya,14,Literature,11,Los Angeles,1,love songs,1,Lyrics,16,Malawi,7,media,1,Miami,1,Modelling,51,Models,41,Monaco,2,motivation,4,Motivational,7,Music,217,Music Matters,9,Musicals,1,Nashville,27,neo-soul,1,Netherlands,2,New,9,New Jersey,1,new music,2,new relasease,1,New Release,13,New York,2,newmusic,1,News,307,newsletter,4,Nigeria,3,Norway,1,Norwegian,1,NY,1,Opinion,1,Performance Art,3,philanthropy,1,photography,2,Playwright,3,Podcasts,1,Poetry,1,Pop,17,Premiere,2,Preview,6,Producers,2,production,5,Profile,127,Profile music,1,Promotions,1,Punk,2,Radio,3,Rap,2,Red Carpet,1,Reggae,18,Reggae/Dancehall,2,Release,24,Review,18,Reviews,6,RnB,10,Rock,24,Roots Reggae,1,SA,60,satire,1,Scotland,1,shows,1,Singer-songwriter,2,singer/songwriter,2,single,2,Slovenia,1,Social,1,Society,2,Songwriter,1,Soul,1,South Africa,29,southside,1,Spoken Word,2,Spoken Word/Poetry,1,Sport,4,Sweden,2,Tanzania,1,tech,2,Television,8,Tennessee,1,Texas,1,Thailand,1,Theatre,18,Tik Tok,1,Tiktok,1,Togo,3,Tourism,1,Tours,3,UK,33,United Kingdom,1,United States,2,USA,77,Venues,1,Video,21,Videos,35,videos #NewMusicAlert,7,Volleyball,1,Women's Month,1,worship,2,Zambia,2,Zim,88,Zimbabwe,29,
Urban Craft Magazine: "Be authentic even if your path is lonely", says Marianna le Roux
"Be authentic even if your path is lonely", says Marianna le Roux
Urban Craft Magazine
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy