On the Couch with Shannon Murphy

Who is Shannon Murphy? I am a theatre and film maker. I like to direct imitations of human behavior. My favourite topics stories are about entrapment, the cult of celebrity, ambitions of children and teenagers, the femin...

On the Couch with Beng Oh

Who is Beng Oh? Beng Oh, n. 1. a gay Asian-Australian director who resists labels. 2. a stubborn craftsman and persistent artist. 3. a work in progress. What would you do differently to what you do now? Package my person...

On the Couch with Catherine Crowley

Who is Catherine Crowley? I’m an actor, improviser and musician, creating work in Canberra where I live and breathe. My passions drive me and the work I do. I’m a sentimental romantic at heart. What would you do differen...

On the Couch with Ursula Yovich

Who is Ursula Yovich? I’m a Performing Artist – Actor/Singer. What would you do differently to what you do now? I would push to sing more often. I never had the courage to do so when I was younger but now I k...

On the Couch with Geraldine Turner

Who is Geraldine Turner? Lita Encore in Ruthless. What would you do differently to what you do now? I would try not to be such a grammar nazi … Different from/ similar to … Who inspires you and why? My husband, Ope...

On the Couch with David Read

Who is David Read? Artistic Director of the Melbourne Cabaret Festival – one of Melbourne’s key winter arts events. Who inspires you and why? Performers who have the guts to perform cabaret! It’s the hardest of art...

On the Couch with Dale Woodbridge-Brown

Who is Dale Woodbridge-Brown? I am a proud young Indigenous man from Mungindi, a small border town in the Kamilaroi region. Coming from a sporty family, I have always been a physical person, be it a sports day at school ...

On the Couch with Melita Rowston

Who is Melita Rowston? Melita Rowston has degrees in painting, writing and directing for theatre. She writes prose, poetry, plays, directs other people‘s plays and performs shows about her obsession with Shit Tourism. Sh...