On the Couch with Clancy Fraser

Clancy Fraser AAR On the CouchWho is Clancy Fraser?
Writer, actor and fledgling producer (and avid cheese enthusiast). It can be really hard work sometimes but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
Be more organised and start show preparation earlier – opening night always creeps up on you and getting everything organised always takes longer than you think!

Who inspires you and why?
I love Martin McDonagh. His plays are brilliantly dark and comical but they never lose their poignancy or heart.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Right now I’m very passionate about the environment, so anything I could do to help stop climate change and slow down the incredible rate of mass extinction now underway.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Nepal: beautiful mountains, friendly, welcoming people and delicious food. Also excellent shopping!

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
A bar in Fitzroy – Melbourne’s nightlife is amazing and some of the best in the world. Super cosy and always guaranteed to be a good time. Usually followed by a show!

What are you currently reading?
The Big Issue short story special.

What are you currently listening to?
Leon Bridges album, Good Thing – amazing!

Happiness is?
Deep fried camembert.

What does the future hold for you?
I want to put on more plays, more often, with an emphasis on interaction with the audience and hopefully convince some of my very talented friends to join me! I would love to see a culture develop where it’s normal and affordable for people in Melbourne to go to a new show in every week.

Clancy’s latest play, The Mouse, a darkly twisted thriller, will be presented at The MC Showroom as part of the 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival: 13 – 23 September. For more information, visit: www.melbournefringe.com.au for details.

Image: Clancy Fraser (supplied)