On the Couch with Courtney Act

Courtney Act Arts Review On the CouchWho is Courtney Act?
Courtney Act is a Prius driving, vegan, pansexual, polyamorous, genderfluid, atheist, Burner, hippy child who is passionate about human rights, the environment and the Hemsworth Brothers whom she one day hopes to marry.

What would you do differently to what you do now? 
I would save 20% of everything I ever earn and squirreled it away in an account somewhere that I couldn’t spend it on Amazon Prime purchases.

Who inspires you and why? 
Ezra Klein (Vox), Janet Mock (Author), Ira Glass (This American Life), John Favreau (Pod Save America), Munroe Bergdorf (Activist).

What would you do to make a difference in the world? 
Stop making stupid people famous!

Favourite holiday destination and why? 
That would have to be home! I travel so much for work that when it comes time for a holiday I just want to stay home in LA and chill out.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why? 
In LA I take them to Runyon Canyon for a hike and to my favourite vegan haunts, Veggie Grill, Crossroads and RFD. In Sydney I always go for the Bondi to Bronte walk, and to my favorite vegan haunts… Bodhi and Lentil As Anything.

What are you currently reading? 
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson

What are you currently listening to? 
Lorde’s breakup album – Melodrama. (It’s also my breakup album)

Happiness is? 
Doing what you love and accepting that shit happens and being ok with that.

What does the future hold for you?
In January I am excited to be back in Sydney to play Teen Angel in Grease! I was initially a little devastated that I’m not playing Sandy… but at least I get to sing Beauty School Drop Out!

In addition to playing Teen Angel in Grease – The Arena Experience in Sydney in January, Courtney Act is an Ambassador of the 2018 Adelaide Fringe, and will be presenting her new show Under the Covers on selected dates throughout Australia including The Alex Theatre, St. Kilda (3 February); Canberra Theatre Centre (6 February); Brisbane Powerhouse (9 – 10 February); Adelaide Fringe (17 – 18 February); Fringe World, Perth (20 – 24 February); and Seymour Centre, Sydney (1 – 2 March).

Image: Courtney Act (supplied)