Who We are
Struan began work on When The Page Talks Back in May 2017, inspired by audio drama titans like Wolf 359, The Bright Sessions and Ars Paradoxica. Prior to that, he had written mainly short stories and novel manuscripts, none of which (thankfully) have seen the light of day.
He writes, directs, produces, and acts in the show (as Jerry and Valery, the latter of which he’d like to apologise for in advance), and his biggest ambition for the next season is that his title will be shorter.
One of Willow’s favourite things is having options. Is that why she’s doing three different accents on the podcast? Maybe. Is it actually because she’s crazy? More likely.
Apart from trying her best at generalised accents and talking to herself through a mic, she enjoys music, travelling, and getting a little* bit too much into video games. (*very, very much.)
That being said, she still has time to help out with When The Page Talks Back, and has a darned good time doing it. Her roles include (but are not limited to) Alana, Robbie, Kris, and the phantom voice that reads out the titles.
Kathleen is a student at the University of Edinburgh. In her free time (and when she has enough money), she enjoys travelling and learning more about the world around her. Her next destination is Japan, where she hopes to discover either herself or large amounts of sushi. If she’s not travelling, you can probably find her at a nearby Costa.
Stefan is in his third year at the University of Edinburgh, where he studies English Literature. His studies primarily focus on the theatre, as Shakespeare is one of his favourite writers. After university, he hopes to travel.
Leora’s more commonly found bossing actors around than being one of them, but when she’s not directing theatre with a communist twist, she can be found knitting or watching bad TV.
Since her first directing role, she’s gone from strength to strength, working on productions of Lady Audley’s Secret and A Midsummer Night’s Dream among others. She’s now in Wales, honing her Brechtian bent at university and reading philosophy.
Amrita is just what you want in a person - small and loud. Isn’t that what people say? I can’t remember. Regardless, she’s a very talented woman who is currently studying economics at Heriot-Watt university, and spends the rest of her time baking, drawing, and being generally chill. She plays two characters in When The Page Talks Back (though she’s forgotten which ones) and had a pretty great time being part of the team and performing.
Probably more at home behind the stage than on it, these days Dawson studies Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics at university. Stepping in at the last minute to play Rasmus, he saved the podcast from Struan’s very dubious American accent.