During this master class Cora Bissett showed us short clips of Roadkill, discussing her choices and reasons for her directorial vision for the production. With the large television screen reflecting actress Ojelade’s cry for help as the cover photo for the play, Ms. Bissett calmly discussed difficult and thought provocative topics with us including her own personal story that influenced her to write Roadkill. Also she shared how people initially reacted after seeing the intimate apartment staged play and finally, she shared her upcoming project which speaks against female genital mutilation.
After the master class, the Company and I attended a poetry reading by the legendary Liz Lochhead at The Tron Theatre in Glasgow. Even there, the room suddenly brightened as Cora Bissett entered to enjoy and support her fellow theatre artist.