Internationally-renowned playwright/performer Caitlin Hicks recently debuted Some Kinda Woman: Stories of Us, a weekly podcast series featuring the many quirky characters from her standing ovation tours of one-person theatrical performances in England, Ireland, the United States, Canada and Sweden. Every Thursday listeners can download a new voice, a different story, another woman at a pivotal point in her life, as she shares a moment that changes her. As Hicks embodies different characters in Some Kinda Woman, she celebrates the women and gives them a voice.
The series features a variety of characters who may be familiar to those who have enjoyed Hicks’ original theatrical work: Mother Love; Next of Kin; Stories for a Winter Solstice; The Life We Lived; Singing the Bones; Six Palm Trees and Just a Little Fever. Each story is a character-based short tale of a moment in a life and celebrates unique challenges and triumphs that women experience, from their own point of view.
While the podcast format is a relatively new venture for her, Hicks has presented the material in other, longer formats and performed internationally in towns and cities to robust audiences, excellent reviews and standing ovations. Always sharp, often humorous or emotional, the characters outspoken, the issues and events in women’s lives powerful – ranging from lighthearted Christmas nostalgia to the exhilaration of a powerful birth, to the hardships of early settlers, to the challenges or women who dare to speak their mind.
The podcast is currently hosted on iTunes, LibSyn, Stitcher and other podcast hosts, for international audiences. Or, for the backstory and discussion for each episode as well as the podcast itself, go directly to the Hicks’ podcast page at caitlinhicks.com.