In this edition of the Culture Laser we talk with playwright Jo Clifford about Spanish theatre, particularly her translation of Pedro Calderón de la Barca, becoming a performer and how being a trans* woman has influenced her writing and informed her cultural views. Jo says, “I’m not a male playwright, I’m not a female playwright, I’m a transsexual woman playwright”. We had a fascinating discussion about the dangers of writing, cultural misogyny, the power of adaptation, the power that theatre can have over an audience (and a playwright!). You can find out a whole lot more about Jo on her website! We also feature the track ‘Won’t Wait’ from Turtle Lamone’s album Bedroom Walls.

Click the tiny triangle for a fantastic half hour of words.