An Irishman Abroad

Camille O’Sullivan: Episode 186

April 8, 2017

Camille O’Sullivan is one of Ireland’s finest performing artists. This week she joined Jarlath to give a fascinating insight into her thoughts on the mentality of performance and living out one’s dreams. Camille explains how being unhinged opens the door to intimacy with her audiences (10:00), why she sometimes feels completely embarrassed when coming off stage (15:00) and how she continues to suffer from a “quite debilitating” stage fright (17:00).

Camille speaks openly about the car accident that pushed her to face her fears head-on while also detailing how it made her realise her own unimportance (32:00). From revealing the truth behind why she is her own manager (45:00) to the art of engineering fear and jeopardy into her performances (1:01:00), this conversation offers a refreshing insight into the mind of one of Ireland’s most critically acclaimed performers.

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