On the Couch with Sarah Meacham

Sarah Meacham Arts Review On the CouchWho is Sarah Meacham?
I’m a woman, part-Italian, raised on the south coast end of NSW. Anyone who wants more can ask me face to face.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
To be more salty, in all aspects: more sweat, more ocean, more chips, more sass.

Who inspires you and why?
My Nina Nana. She’s my everything and one of the greatest women I have ever met. Our relationship is nothing like a grandmother/granddaughter bond, I’m very fortunate that she gives me so much more than that. Her humour is fresher than mine, which is almost offensive because she is 68 years older than me. I’m incredibly lucky to have such a rich and rewarding relationship with her.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Convince everyone to be more racially accepting, sexually understanding, environmentally informed, financially courteous and all-round animal friendly. Hope that’s not too much to ask? But really, I include myself in that equation, we all have improvements to make. Also, we should all just make Trump get lost forever and ever and ever, that’s a good place to start.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Camping, anywhere. It’s refreshing, calming, unforgiving at times and incredibly rewarding.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
The National Park. There’s a really beautiful spot off the south inland, near Kurnell. It’s a collection of nature reserves and huge cliff faces that sculpt the ocean edge. It’s pretty dreamy.

What are you currently reading?
I’m reading Fela Fela – This Bitch of a Life (the story of Fela Kuti) and I just bought Storyland by Catherine McKinnon, which I’ll be reading shortly after.

What are you currently listening to?
Chance, The Rapper.

Happiness is?
Challenging.

What does the future hold for you?
I’ll never know until I get there…

Sarah stars in the Australian Premiere of Ruby Rae Spiegel’s Dry Land at the Kings Cross Theatre (KXT): 1 – 19 August 2017. For more information, visit: www.kingsxtheatre.com for details.

Image: Sarah Meacham (supplied)

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