What would you do differently to what you do now?
Throw glitter at people when I meet first meet them (a small spectacle to start new relationships).
Who inspires you and why?
Willoh S Weiland, Bec Reid, Lara Thoms, Liz Dunn, Chris More, Nick Roux, Ben Shaw, Jonathon Oxalde, Yvette Turnball, Anna Macflarlane, Robyn McPherson, Em O Brian, Freya Waterson = the Game Show creative team! Why? My dreams are their nightmares!
What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Go the Boats + Yes the Carbon Tax + Marriage for Queers and Old Dears.
Favourite holiday destination and why?
Sardinia. I am traveling there this year and it comes highly recommended!
When friends come to town, what attraction would you take then to, and why?
The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel. What were they thinking? Oh they weren’t.
What are you currently reading?
What are you currently listening to?
The Grace Jones Story.
The very talented (and good looking) Roger Monk.
What does the future hold for you?
Next year I hope to hunt down, capture and battle to the “performative death” the one and only Grace Jones, to determine who should be crowned the ultimate performer, the loser never allowed to perform again.
Tristan Meecham completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) at QUT and Bachelor of Dramatic Arts (Acting) at VCA, where he was awarded the inaugural Richard Pratt Scholarship for Outstanding Acting Student.
Tristan created The Coming Out Trilogy, three large-scale performance spectacles that include Fun Run, Game Show, and Miss Universe. He is an Artistic Associate of Aphids, and his collaborations include Drive In Project (2013 Dromana Drive In), The Lady and The Tiger (2012 West Space Gallery), Thrashing Without Looking (2012 Mobile States National Tour), Fever Beach, (Associate Producer 2012) and The Family Show (2012 Salamanca Arts).
In 2014, Tristan and his collaborator Bec Reid will direct The Festival of Inspiration, in partnership with Victorian College of the Arts and The Margaret Lawrence Bequest. He also works as a voice over artist, actor and teacher.
Game Show is being presented as part of the 2014 Festival of Live Art (FOLA) at Arts House from 19 – 22 March. For more information, visit: www.fola.com.au for details.
Image: Tristan Meecham