On the Couch with Catherine Alcorn

Adelaide-Cabaret-Festival-Catherine-Alcorn-photo-by-Claudio-RaschellaWho is Catherine Alcorn?
Catherine Alcorn is a mother, a daughter, a sister, a partner, a friend, and a businesswoman. She’s an artist, a vocalist, a producer, and creative director. She runs two production companies. She lives to laugh, to bring joy, to travel, to ask questions, hear people’s stories and to celebrate every single day. She’s unwavering in her quest to achieve her goals, rather long-winded and has no idea why she’s answered this in the third person…

What would you do differently from what you do now?
Answer interviews in the first person.

Who inspires you and why?
The global live music, entertainment and arts industries who have survived what were, quite frankly, the darkest, most devastating, confronting and soul-destroying time of our lives. I salute every single one of you. Stay strong, legends. You’re essential.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Mandate therapy.

Favorite holiday destination and why?
Nashville. I’m in love with the joint. The music, the people, the city’s vibe, and the way, as an artist, you’re welcomed and so genuinely encouraged to get out there and give it a shot. If one artist succeeds, they all do. They’ve got each other’s backs. There is room for everyone, and that’s a beautiful thing.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
Sydney’s Rectile Park. Whoops, typo.

What are you currently reading?
Our 30 Something script! and Normal People by Sally Rooney.

What are you currently listening to?
Our 30 Something Album on obnoxiously high rotation much to the dismay of my household. (P.S. Yes, it will be available to you soon!)

Happiness is?
When Phil Scott learns his lines… and mine!

What does the future hold for you? 
The Adelaide Cabaret Festival! 30 Something plays on opening weekend from 10 -12 June, before heading off on an Australian tour. We’re honoured to be included in Tina’s program. One of my productions (that I’d been submitting to Adelaide Cabaret Festival for TEN YEARS!) was finally slated to appear in our gorgeous Julia Zemiro’s 2020 program, alas… So, I’m sure you can understand how excited Phil Scott and I are to be heading back to our favourite festival and stage, the Space Theatre, to throw a fabulous 1930’s New Year’s Eve Party… in June!

Image: Catherine Alcorn – photo by Claudio Raschella