Esther van Doornum AAR On the Couch

On the Couch with Esther van Doornum

Who is Esther van Doornum? An actor and voice over artist. I’m also the co-Artistic director of Iron Lung Theatre and producing our first show ‘night, Mother by Marsha Norman at Chapel off Chapel. What would you do diffe...
Sean Weatherly AAR On the Couch

On the Couch with Sean Weatherly

Who is Sean Weatherly? Sean Weatherly is also known as Noodles The Clown and has several clowns working for him. He trained as an actor and singer but has now delved into writing. He also contributes as a research assist...
Alison Croggon AAR On the Couch - photo by Sarah Walker

On the Couch with Alison Croggon

Who is Alison Croggon? A writer with what’s been called a “confusing brand”. I write poetry, novels of various kinds, criticism, libretti and theatre texts. What would you do differently to what you do now? My secret des...
Briony Dunn AAR On the Couch

On the Couch with Briony Dunn

Who is Briony Dunn? I’m a theatre director and acting tutor who has travelled the world but is now based in my hometown, Melbourne. I’m a passionate, hands-on person who loves rebellion, space, good company and good desi...
Valerie Lawson AAR On the Couch

On the Couch with Valeria Lawson

Who is Valerie Lawson? An avid reader since childhood who reads six books a week; then a teenager who discovered the thrills and challenges of writing; then a woman who found her career as a journalist; then an author wh...
Michael Beh AAR On the Couch

On the Couch with Michael Beh

Who is Michael Beh? A man, early 50s, a theatre director in love with making theatre that unlocks our humanity, telling our stories through theatricality, an acting teacher, a scholar, a father, a friend. What would you ...
John Longmuir AAR On the Couch

On the Couch with John Longmuir

Who is John Longmuir? John Longmuir is a Scottish born Australian Opera singer. Raised in Perth, Western Australia and currently living in Sydney. Frequent traveller and musical theatre lover. What would you do different...
Riley Lee AAR On the Couch

On the Couch with Riley Lee

Who is Riley Lee? Well, once he was a small and very lucky boy, who was allowed / encouraged by his parents to become anything he wanted to become – but only if he tried to be his absolutely very best, at least som...