My years working in drama and theatre have given me the opportunity to understand myself and the world around me, in ways I could never have imagined.

The theatre is an art form that contains it all: from how to breathe, to body work, to group dynamics, to design, music and lights, to psychology and philosophy, history and business, the real and imagined, the list is pretty much endless.

Early on in my work, I could see that by focussing on one small part of the theatre and play form, I could begin to understand large concepts and ideas.

Out Loud is a tool meant to highlight and value different parts of the theatre and performance art form that we come across over and over again but may not fully appreciate.

Out Loud: Talks to Self, zeroes in on the device of the ‘inner monologue’ and uses it as a doorway to greater understanding of ourselves, each other, and the art form.

An important note: sometimes creativity and therapy get a bit close to each other, so if you are having thoughts of causing harm or sense that you need help, it is important to seek professional medical help immediately.

I suggest that you read the general guidelines, but as I say to everyone: follow your gut and check out as much or as little of the information here as you like. It’s completely up to you.


It’s my pleasure to share with you some of the tools I have worked with throughout the last thirty years in the profession. I hope they illuminate you as they continue to illuminate me.

Nadia Ross

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