Posts by Julia Donlon

42 Hours

It has been 42 hours since I woke up to leave Scotland for the second time in my life. I am 3,264 miles away from[…]

The Girl In The Corner

1,2,3,4,1,2,3,4,1,2,3, GO! This is what goes through my head when I’m onstage. My brain is thinking in beats and musical measures, and I’m hoping that[…]

Four Hours to Paint Reality, Fantasy, and Whatever is In-Between

If you’ve been following Pepp Scotland and reading our blog posts for a while now, you’re aware that we have been working on The Abode[…]

There Is Still Work To Be Done

We made it. Pepperdine Scotland has seen the curtain rise on The Abode at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018. It feels strange that the world premiere[…]

The Past Four Weeks

The past four weeks have been some of the most difficult, taxing, yet rewarding weeks of my life. To be in such a groundbreaking and[…]

Everyone Has A Journey: A Masterclass with Nicola McCartney

This past week I met one of the bravest individuals in the theatre industry: Nicola McCartney. She is currently the head of the playwright masters[…]

It’s All Part Of The Process: A Masterclass with Rona Munro

Almost a month here in Scotland, and I still feel a sense of uncertainty. It’s weird. Supposedly, I should feel increasingly at ease the more[…]

Edinburgh Parliament Tour

The second week of staying in Glasgow has officially come to an end! After many days of tough rehearsals and classes, Friday the 13th rolled[…]

We All Have To Start Somewhere: A Masterclass with Lynda Radley

On top of our rehearsals, we all have to take one academic course here in Scotland which is either Religion or English. I chose the[…]

It All Starts With A Spark: A Masterclass with Isobel McArthur

On any given day, a company member’s base schedule includes two to three hours of class and around six hours of rehearsal. On top of[…]