On the Couch with Adam Broinowski

Adam Broinowski AAR On the CouchWho is Adam Broinowski?
An Australian theatre maker and academic.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
More travel, poetry and music.

Who inspires you and why?
All of the artists, philosophers and outcasts near and far whom I’ve ever worked, lived and shared a conversation with.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
To continue. To contribute and refine skills in collaboration. To learn, bridge across and carve out spaces and ways of knowing, seeing and being for living beings to inhabit now and in the future.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Holidays? If I could afford them.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
The theatre of course!

What are you currently reading?
Some literary criticism on Franz Kafka’s works including by Michael Löwy, Bruce Pascoe’s Young Dark Emu with my son and The Songs of Trees by David Haskell.

What are you currently listening to?
Barcelona Gypsy Balkan Orchestra, Taraf de Haidouks, Max Richter, Psychophysicist.

Happiness is?
Sleep. Breath. Thought. Inspiration.

What does the future hold for you?
More creative and academic work. Serving as an invited theatre critic and representative of Oceania at the Tokyo Arts Festival World Competition. Producing journal articles and book chapters on cultural and social responses to historical and environmental issues at the ANU. Presenting as one of the keynotes for the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the University of Sydney.

Adam directs Steven Berkoff’s adaptation of Metamorphosis at Canberra’s The Street Theatre for a limited season from 17 August 2019. For more information, visit: www.thestreet.org.au for details.

Image: Adam Broinowski (supplied)

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