On the Couch with Melissa Reeves

Melissa Reeves Arts Review On the CouchWho is Melissa Reeves?
Melissa Reeves is a Melbourne playwright.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
Nothing.

Who inspires you and why?
Passionate energetic generous people.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Encourage debate and discussion and challenge fixed easy opinions and assumptions.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Anywhere and everywhere.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
The Preston Market on a Saturday morning. It is vibrant, buzzing, bustling, a mass of people, talking, laughing, shopping, eating, there’s usually a local act performing, hopefully the sun is shining…

What are you currently reading?
Ghosts of My Life:Writings on Depression, Hauntology, and Lost Futures by Mark Fisher.

What are you currently listening to?
Iris Dement.

Happiness is?
Stewed rabbit, red wine, cabbage salad, a warm night and funny friends to eat with.

What does the future hold for you?
Dunno!

A darkly comic look at life on the margins and the universal need for love, Melissa is a co-writer on Caravan  – currently playing on the Forecourt – The Coopers Malthouse as part of the 2017 Melbourne Festival until 22 October 2017. For more information, visit: www.festival.melbourne for details.

Image: Melissa Reeves

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