Need a Winter’s Tale? All ten episodes of Season 1 of Jarnsaxa Rising are available for your listening pleasure. Join her on her journey. Follow these links to listen, or look for Jarnsaxa Rising in the podcatcher of your choice.
Witch trials happened throughout the Western world in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries (and, some would argue, still happen today). We know a lot about persecution of women as “witches” in England and early America, but we know less about it in other countries. Jarnsaxa has shown up in various guises at different times, and met religious, corporate and personal conflict.
Leslie is an actor, singer, and goofball originally from Washington. D.C. Representative Theatre: Park Square: The Diary of Anne Frank; Theatre in the Round: Godspell; Chameleon Theatre Circle: Blood Brothers; Black Market Doctor: Women’s History Month: The Historical Comedybration (with fabulous prizes); The National Theatre for Children: The Energized Guyz and the Conservation Caper. In her spare time, she plays the ukulele, drinks too much coffee, and binge-watches LOST.
What made you decide that you wanted to do this project?
Podcasts and science fiction are two of my favorite things!
Who’s your favorite character from Norse Mythology?
Odin. But I’m not as well-versed in Norse Mythology as I should be, and I’m betting there’s someone else out there for me.
What are you reading these days?
I just finished “Bad Feminist” by Roxanne Gay, and I’m thinking about picking up either Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild” or Steven King’s “11/22/63”
What’s your favorite pre-performance ritual?
Dancing around to Beyonce’s “7/11”
What’s under your bed right now?
All of my shoes. And probably a bunch of bobby pins.