Episode 8: Helen and Sadie are in their late 70s. Is it too late for the next thing in their lives to be a Big Thing? Sadie's memoir has been published, and Helen calls up to congratulate her. Sadie is making a big effort to return to life on the outside, 'post pandemic' (if there is such a thing). And it seems the possibilities are endless. Helen is not sure she's up for it.
Judi Lehrhaupt returns to the role of Sadie, zooming in from her home in New Hampshire.
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Judi Raff Lehrhaupt was born into the theatre world. Her great grandfather sang for the Russian Opera Company in Kiev and her parents were very much involved in all the arts throughout their lives. Judi graduated from NYU with a degree in Theatre Education, Directing and received her Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology from Columbia University.
She has acted, danced, directed, choreographed and taught theatre classes over many years. Combining degrees in Speech Pathology with her love of voice and speech, Judi works as a Voice Specialist in her private practice, as well as an accent specialist (put it on, take it off).
Judi is a member of VASTA. She ran a drama school for many years and worked at Bristol Riverside Theater as the assistant to the Artistic Director and Voice Coach.
When not on stage, Judi teaches communication courses at Bucks County Community College and lives with her two Border Collies and “Border Cat” in New Hampshire.
Flloyd Kennedy (aka Fairy Bessie), Australian-born actress, performance poet, singer-songwriter, director and voice/speech/accent coach, took part in the British folk revival in the late 60s, performed street theatre, cabaret and fringe theatre in Scotland throughout the 1980s and 90s, returned to Australia where she undertook research into the performing voice (specifically Shakespeare) for her doctorate. She has performed, directed, and taught voice and acting skills at colleges and universities in the UK, US and Australia. Now resident in Liverpool, UK, Flloyd tours her one-person versa plays with music around the world, performs her songs and poems at open mics in and around Liverpool. She also coaches student and professional actors, private individuals and community and corporate groups through her private studio Being in Voice. She is artistic director of Thunder’s Mouth Theatre (theatre of poetry, passion and philosophy), a Certified Teacher of Knight-Thompson Speechwork and is an Associate Artist with ISAAC (International School for Acting And Clown), She has now published two collections of poetry, songs and essays, Sunsets & Kites and Home is Where I Hang My Hat. Her songs are available on Bandcamp, as well as all major online streaming services.