On the Couch with Tim Quabba

Tim Quabba AAR On the CouchWho is Tim Quabba? 
I am an actor and improviser living in Melbourne.

What would you do differently to what you do now? 
I would read more books and watch less trashy films and TV.

Who inspires you and why? 
Natalie Palamides is incredible. Her MICF show in 2018, Laid was a revelation. Brene Brown is also a wonderful influence. Alan Watts, Joseph Campbell, and C. G. Jung also articulate the mystery of living in inspiring ways.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I help to run a charity called Mobilise. We run monthly outreaches taking volunteers out on streets of Melbourne to connect with people suffering homelessness to decondition our privileged mindsets to see these individuals as human beings.

Favourite holiday destination and why? 
Seville, Spain. I spent a week there a couple of years ago and fell in love with the people, sounds, fragrances, all of it. I’ll never forget my experience of La Feria de Abril (The Festival of April), a historic festival celebrating the music, dancing and food of Andalusia.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why? 
Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co. I know there’s one in Sydney too, but that doesn’t diminish the fact that their shroom burger is one of the best things I’ve ever tasted. I’m salivating just thinking about it.

What are you currently reading? 
Cain by Jose Saramago.

What are you currently listening to? 
The Duncan Trussell Family Hour podcast.

Happiness is?  
Gratitude.

What does the future hold for you?
I love expanding my capabilities in improvisation, both in teaching the craft and performing. I am 1/3 of the trio – The Beautiful Humans – we perform monthly shows at The Improv Conspiracy Theatre with more projects on the way!

Tim is starring in the Victorian premiere of Lake Disappointment at the Meat Market: 12 – 21 September as part of the 2019 Melbourne Fringe. For more information, visit: www.melbournefringe.com.au for details.

Image: Tim Quabba (supplied)

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