Sonya Lifschitz Stalin's Piano

On the Couch with Sonya Lifschitz

Who is Sonya Lifschitz? A musician, piano maverick, serial collaborator, artistic director, educator, radio personality and arts advocate. She works across many contexts, with repertoire spanning from 15th century Faenza...
David Griggs AAR On the Couch

On the Couch with David Griggs

Who is David Griggs? In terms of what I do, I make paintings, sculptures and films. I keep my life very simple, gym, studio, meditation, family, friends, travel and cooking. If you have bad energy or doubt me you need to...
Vivien Davies AAR On the Couch

On the Couch with Vivien Davies

Who is Vivien Davies? I am a jobbing actor and have been since I was 21. I’ve had many varied experiences so a very rich life in that way. I am welsh born, so a male voice choir can move me to tears. I love singing and I...
Anya Tate-Manning - photo by Andi Crown

On the Couch with Anya Tate-Manning

Who is Anya Tate-Manning? Anya Tate-Manning is an award winning Performer, Director and Writer based in Wellington, New Zealand. She currently works as an Acting Tutor at Toi Whakaari; New Zealand Drama School, where she...
Dushan Philips AAR On the Couch

On the Couch with Dushan Philips

Who is Dushan Philips? I often find myself referring to myself as an International Nomad but I’m as confused by the question as I am by the answer. I am a hider and a seeker. I’m a flawed human with Utopic hopes. Doctors...
Justin Smith AAR On the Couch

On the Couch with Justin Smith

Who is Justin Smith? Sydney born actor. Husband to actor Sophie Gregg. Father to two rapidly growing boys. And an onstage father to four Billy Elliots. What would you do differently to what you do now? No regrets. I’ve b...
WGAMO Cora Bissett - photo by Mihaela Bodlovic

On the Couch with Cora Bissett

Who is Cora Bissett? Cora Bissett is an actor/ writer/ director from Scotland. She started out in a band at 17, went through some pretty hairy experiences before then studying drama in Glasgow. She worked for 14 years in...
Anne Brinsden AAR On the Couch

On the Couch with Anne Brinsden

Who is Anne Brinsden? I’m a Melbourne based, mostly country lived writer. I am an avoider of cooking but a staunch lover of food – it is a constant predicament. I have a nice, sporadically arranged collection of be...