Zoë Alba Farrugia shares her story about moving to the UK as a Maltese performer to follow her acting dream, the challenges she faced and how they inspired her to co-found female-led theatre company Prickly Pear Productions.

Prickly Pear Productions champions underrepresented stories and artists and we discuss how that work comes about and the importance of telling stories that are inspired by different cultures and human experiences.

In this hour-long episode, we also talk about:

Who Creative Edinburgh are and what they do within the creative community

The importance of the artistic community

Opportunities for creatives in Scotland

Creating a theatre company and making work

Representation and opportunities for women, particularly migrant women, in the performing arts industry

How the industry can be more inclusive and open itself up to better represent different nationalities and cultures

The similarities and differences of actors' experiences across the world.

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