On the Couch with Courtney McManus

Crash-Theatre-Co-Whale-Courtney-McManusWho is Courtney McManus? 
I am a 27-year-old Lesbian Aquarius who is extremely passionate about connecting with audiences through personal stories.

What would you do differently from what you do now?
I think myself and Ana (co-director of our theatre company) would push Crash Theatre Co to exist earlier – we have so many stories to tell!

Who inspires you and why?
Lady Gaga’s commitment to her artistry is extremely inspiring. Her dedication to performance art is something I aspire to channel into my own performances.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Make every month Pride Month!

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Hobart, Tasmania. It is the most beautiful place in the whole world. I can’t wait to go back!

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
When people come to Western Australia, I always like to take them on a trip down south and visit a small town called Denmark which is about a 5 hour drive from Perth. It is lush, gorgeous and breath-taking.

What are you currently reading?
The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor.

What are you currently listening to?
Always Rina Sawayama.

Happiness is?
Being with my beautiful and gorgeous girlfriend, Claire.

What does the future hold for you?
Touring Whale with Crash Theatre Co around Australia and then… the world!!

Courtney presents the South Australian premiere of Whale – a raw, hilarious and poignant show – at My Lover Cindi, as part of the 2023 Adelaide Fringe: 8 – 11 March. For more information, visit: www.adelaidefringe.com.au for details.

Image: Courtney McManus – courtesy of Crash Theatre Co