“What is inspiration for me? Watching an ant build an anthill one grain at a time.”
This groundbreaking new series aims to inspire the next generation of practitioners by offering a unique perspective on achieving success regardless of background, gender, race or age. Created in partnership with Russell Lucas, a London-based artist who produces content for stage and screen, TheatreMakers provides extensive insight into the lives and careers of working artists who break down barriers to produce eclectic and thought-provoking theatre.
In this interview, Lynn Ruth Miller reveals her journey in becoming the oldest performing female stand-up comedian on both sides of the Atlantic. Miller unveils the challenges of dealing with sexism, ageism and insecurity in a career which has spanned from journalism to cabaret and comedy. She describes both her successes and failures, pinpointing success as an ever-receding utopia, and elaborates on her belief that if society becomes more inclusive, so will the arts.