On the Couch with Kate Neal

Who is Kate Neal? I’m a freelance composer, living in Melbourne. I returned from the US in 2013, where I was living for a few years as a graduate fellow at Princeton University. It was a terrific experience and also grea...

On the Couch with Penny Martin

Who is Penny Martin? Actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, teacher (AIM and NIDA). You have to do everything to survive in this industry, but, first and foremost – mother and wife. What would you do differently to ...

On the Couch with Andrea Keller

Who is Andrea Keller? I’m an Australian pianist and composer who creates contemporary music with a heavy emphasis on improvisation. What would you do differently to what you do now? Nothing. Who inspires you and why? Arv...

On the Couch with Andrei Schiller-Chan

Who is Andrei Schiller-Chan? I’m an offshoot of the ancestors who have gone before me. I’m a hybrid of the new world and my heritage stands as a beacon for commonality and unity. On one half I share heritage from Malaysi...

On the Couch with Tristen Bird

Who is Tristen Bird? I am a Melbourne based musician, producer and teacher and have recently launched the Melbourne School of Ukulele. What would you do differently to what you do now? I’m doing exactly the thing I...

On the Couch with Nelson Gardner

Who is Nelson Gardner? A country boy from a big family with a passion for performing. I’m about to appear as Ned Kelly in the new Australian musical, Ned at Bendigo’s new Ulumbarra Theatre. What would you do differently ...

On the Couch with Sandra Eldridge

Who is Sandra Eldridge? I’m an actor, director, writer and also one of the creative director’s of Monkey Baa Theatre Company, a company that I helped set up with Tim McGarry and Eva Di Cesare in the 90s. What would you d...

On the Couch with Adam Lyon

Who is Adam Lyon? I’m the composer of NED – A New Australian Musical, having it’s world premiere in Bendigo May 22nd. at the new Ulumbarra Theatre (integrated into the old Sandhurst Gaol). I was also fortunate to o...