On the Couch with Adam Rennie

Adam-Rennie-AAR-On-the-CouchWho is Adam Rennie?
I’m an actor and creative human.

What would you do differently from what you do now?
Honestly, if I could think of anything else to do – I’d probably be doing it. I think Artists have a really great way of being able to move around within creative professions. If I’m not performing or singing, you’ll probably find me behind my camera and computer editing content for other people.

Who inspires you and why?
This year, I think we are all inspiring. It is incredible to see everyone adapt and grow through the insanity of 2020.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I show up every day and do the best I can. Fight for what I believe is right, accept that I’ll mess up at times and keep showing up anyway. Theatre and story-telling builds empathy in communities. I can’t think of a better way to make a difference than to help people understand and care about each other.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
It was always NYC for me. Any chance I had to travel always lead me there. Now that I’ve been based there for a while, I think it’s safe to say my dream holidays are a little more low key. Give me a great beach and a house with my closest friends.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
In Sydney, Parsley Bay. It’s the perfect summer day swimming spot. In NY, Central Park. It’s obvious, but so necessary to find some nature in that place.

What are you currently reading?
Out of the Shadows
by Walt Odets. If you have read The Velvet Rage and loved it, it’s a great one to read next.

What are you currently listening to?
I’m really into the new Lady Gaga Album – Chromatica. It’s the shower dance party my 2020 needed.

Happiness is?
Seeing people I love succeed and being there to cheer them on. There is nothing better than the pride of seeing hard work pay off.

What does the future hold for you?
Not a clue, but I’m sure it’ll be an adventure.

Adam stars in the National Theatre of Parramatta’s production of Jye Bryant’s The Things I Could Never Tell Steven at the Riverside Theatres, Parramatta for a limited season from 5 November 2020. For more information, visit: www.riversideparramatta.com.au for details.

Image: Adam Rennie (supplied)