On the Couch with Ailie Cohen

Who is Ailie Cohen? A puppeteer, designer, illustrator and maker based in Edinburgh Scotland. I’ve been making my own shows since 2000 and love the fact that puppet theatre or visual theatre often involves more tha...

On the Couch with Finegan Kruckemeyer

Who is Finegan Kruckemeyer? I’m a Hobart-based playwright of 76 commissioned works, primarily for young audiences. What would you do differently to what you do now? Given the happiness felt at this moment in time, I’d sa...
Arts Review On the Couch Michaela French

On the Couch with Michaela French

Who is Michaela French? I’m a London-based Australian artist working with light and moving image. I use animation and compositing to make immersive projection spaces for live performance and planetaria, and I make light-...
Arts Review On the Couch Tom Dickins

On the Couch with Tom Dickins

Who is Tom Dickins? I am a singer-songwriter and the Publicity and Media Manager for The Butterfly Club – a small theatre and cocktail bar in the Melbourne CBD. My history with this venue runs deep: in 2007 the former ow...

On the Couch with Rae Howell

Who is Rae Howell? I wear a few hats to keep life interesting, but primarily I’m a music composer and performer, and director of Sunwrae (an ensemble, label & sheet-music publishing entity). What would you do d...
Arts Review On the Couch Sally Bourne

On the Couch with Sally Bourne

Who is Sally Bourne? An actor, singer, writer and chauffeur of children. What would you do differently to what you do now? Ohhhh… I’d be a very rich housewife with no financial worries and enough money to fill my d...

On the Couch with Chrissie Shaw

Who is Chrissie Shaw? A Canberra-based actor, musician and writer of new works for theatre. What would you do differently from what you do now? I wouldn’t do a great deal differently, but I would like to be able to get t...

On the Couch with Justin Stewart Cotta

Who is Justin Stewart Cotta? At times a self-centred Leo, raised alternately by mum and grandparents, a musician and an actor, possessor of a law degree though no idea why, Collingwood fan, supporter of gay marriage, veh...