On the Couch with Antoinette Davis

Antoinette-Davis-by-Kurt-SneddonWho is Antoinette Davis?
Fantastic question. I’m an ethereal queen with a dirty sense of humor, who’s too young to care and old enough to know better. When I figure out the rest, I’ll let you know.

What would you do differently from what you do now?
I am pretty happy with the life I am creating, that being said I would exercise more and probably write more music. I’ve always wanted to write an album for no other reason other than to prove to myself I can.

Who inspires you and why?
Gosh so many people, and for some many different reasons. It’s cheesy because it’s true. I am constantly inspired by the things people have overcome and the resilience and resourcefulness to adapt and grow through adversity. It reminds me there is always something else or some way out, no matter how I feel or what is happening.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Sadly, the world we live in is controlled by money so I would get rid of excess wealth and spread it round. Billionaires are a stupid concept.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Paris. There is so much culture and life everywhere you look and although I wouldn’t describe myself as a city person, I did enjoy the amazing architecture and scape of the city.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
I literally take every friend to a 24-hour Kmart first, and we go at some ridiculous hour because why not!? Other than that, the Botanical Gardens would be the best place to go, because it’s beautifully, relaxing way to spend a day, and you can bunny hop into the city to continue exploring.

What are you currently reading?
I am very slowly making my way through Where the Crawdads Sing (Delia Owens), and I mean very slowly. I refuse to watch the movie before I finish the book!

What are you currently listening to?
I have had the Hunchback of Notre Dame musical soundtrack on repeat at the moment, its magical.

Happiness is?
Sitting in the doorway of a tiny home in the middle of the green hilly countryside with a cup of tea, while it’s drizzling outside. Oh, and Nutella!

What does the future hold for you?
I am in a play after Disco Pigs about mental health which I am really passionate about. Otherwise, I am open to whatever the world has for me creatively and otherwise. I have little goals that I set for myself and I’m always on the lookout for creatively challenging and satisfying theatre to bring to life. I’m excited by the openness of my future.

Antoinette stars as Runt in Disco Pigs by Enda Walsh – which will be presented at the Meat Market – Stables from 17 – 22 October, as part of the 2022 Melbourne Fringe. For more information, visit: www.melbournefringe.com.au for details.

Image: Antoinette Davis – photo by Kurt Sneddon