On the Couch with Alysha Herrmann

Who is Alysha Herrmann? I’m a mother and a writer and a theatre maker and an awkward social media stalker. I like long, poorly formed sentences that swirl around like poetry in my mouth. I like chocolate (read: food) and...

On the Couch with Beau Heartbreaker

Who is Beau Heartbreaker? Beau Heartbreaker is the award winning character creation of comedian Selina Jenkins. Beau delivers hilarious tales of worldly adventures and brilliantly composed songs. Put simply, this is one ...

On the Couch with Dean Francis

Who is Dean Francis? Dean Francis is a local filmmaker used to grabbing audiences by the throat, experimenting with visual poetry and being the last to leave a party. He made the feature film Drown, which is screening at...

On the Couch with Kate Beynon

Who is Kate Beynon? Born in the Year of the Dog in Kowloon, aka the City of Nine Dragons at 9 a.m on the 9th of September, Chinese Malaysian mother and Welsh father; migrated to Australia from the U.K as a child; contemp...

On the Couch with Phillip Adams

Who is Phillip Adams? I’m a provocative, attention-seeking child with lots of ideas about the world. Growing up in Papua New Guinea – an exotic paradise, and starting dance at the age of 5 set the stage for a flamb...

On the Couch with Clare Watson

Who is Clare Watson? Clare Watson is one of the busiest theatre directors in town. She is Artistic Director of St Martins and this month she has new works on with MTC at the Arts Centre, in Castlemaine State Festival, Ma...

On the Couch with Simon Astley

Who is Simon Astley? Simon Astley is an Australian singer songwriter, Ivory tinkler, who has had some success recently with his song London played at the Queens Diamond Jubilee in London. Astley has signed with Record La...

On the Couch with Vicki Van Hout

Who is Vicki Van Hout?   A loner hailing from Dapto who likes to wallow in the absurd. That wouldn’t get me far on an online dating service. Or would it? What would you do differently to what you do now? I can̵...