My name is Anna Westerly (my stage name); I trained as an actor and read Theology at university.
I find the arts increasingly important in understanding the world we live in and those around us. There is a paradox at play, I believe, which is the fact that the stage and screen are areas which offer platforms for honesty, and sometimes more truth than can be explored in ‘real’ life itself. The world of ‘pretend’ is at times more truthful than the world of non-pretend. Although aren’t we all actors anyway trying to survive in a world desperately in need of truthful searching for itself?…
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. Oscar Wilde
Related links – Radius Drama: http://www.radiusdrama.org.uk/home/4579484547