Getting Personal with Paula Garfield

Deepa Shastri meets theatre director Paula Garfield. [Note: this programme deals with mental health and suicide.]

27m 57s

Interview programme.  This time, Deepa Shastri meets Paula Garfield, well known in the Deaf community as the artistic director of Deafinitely Theatre.  Less well known is how she suffers from crippling low self-esteem and Deepa wants to find out why.  In this frank and honest interview, they discuss Paula's school days, her childhood, her family and caring for her poorly father, having depression... and how Paula believes that theatre saved her.  Produced and directed by Cathy Heffernan; a Drummer TV production for BSLBT.

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