On the Couch with Candace Miles

Candace Miles Arts Review On the CouchWho is Candace Miles?
She is the ultimate slasher; actor, performer, writer, singer, musician, and one part of girl-power theatre ensemble Three Birds Theatre.

What would you do differently to what you do now?  
I’d be in Scandinavia making theatre with children. Or maybe working as a voice therapist.

Who inspires you and why?
I’m inspired by my cat, Monty. He is a plush wombat meets giant, cushy pillow. He’s just extremely content and knows exactly what he wants in life (affection, sleep, food and sunshine).

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I would make sanitary products and education about women’s health accessible to young girls in disadvantaged countries.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Italy. I’ve never actually been before, but my some of my family have spent time there and rave about it. When I’m having a poor quality day, I like to imagine I’m actually on an Italian island wearing a white Dior jumpsuit, like Tilda Swinton in A Bigger Splash.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
A night at the theatre, a jazz gig, a hidden restaurant down a city alleyway – a chance to show off Melbourne’s pumping arts and culture scenes.

What are you currently reading?
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant.

What are you currently listening to?
Esperanza Spalding.

Happiness is?
A hug from your mum.

What does the future hold for you?
My company Three Birds Theatre opens our next work LadyCake as part of the Poppy Seed Festival in November. Written & performed by Anna Rodway, Madelaine Nunn & myself, it’s a modern re-fashioning of the myths surrounding Marie Antoinette, the infamous last queen of France.

LadyCake plays its world premiere season at Victorian Trades Hall: 15 – 27 November 2016. For more information, visit: www.poppyseedfestival.com for details.

Image: Candace Miles