Primarily, I’m a performer, but I often tend to create art and develop my artistic practice in a cross-disciplinary way. In the performing arts industry, I work across varying creative fields such as acting, visual art, poetry and play-writing, At this point in time, I juggle between acting on stage in productions of new contemporary works and working on my creative writing, focusing on poetry and writing for theatre, with the intention of performing in these pieces of work in the distant future.
I recite the hydrological cycle in my head as a mantra when I get scared.
At the moment, I’m in rehearsals for a theatre production so my day will start off with me buying a coffee and croissant in the morning on my way to the theatre, rehearsing, grabbing some lunch, rehearsing a little more and then I’ll either do some exercise in the form of flamenco dancing or I’ll work on some of my own writing. Later on in the night, I try to go and sit by the river and night to reflect on the day before I head to bed after some reading or listening to music.
The passing of my father. It came four weeks in of me moving to Melbourne by myself and starting drama school. It’s a harrowing thought, knowing that he won’t be there for many more milestones in my life.
I listen to soul and funk, admire my crystals, catch up with friends, read books on geology, go out dancing or eat cake.
I can’t live without music. That’s not a tool, but I guess Spotify is pretty addictive (and necessary).
Different Every Night by Mike Alfreds, Respect for Acting by Uta Hagen, The Body Speaks by Lorna Marshall are some great books about the craft of acting, but really as many plays as you can get your hands on.
I’m currently rehearsing on a new play called ‘Hungry Ghosts’. It’s about how we perceive as ‘cultural identity’ and the nature and intensity of how we may associate and attach ourselves to it whilst using metaphors around the missing disappearance of flight MH370.
"Weather With You" by Crowded House
Do not see your sensitivity as something to be ashamed of. Speaking from your heart is a healing and revealing your feelings shows inner beauty and strength, not weakness. You can be as touchy-feely, airy-fairy as you wish!