On the Couch with David Woods

David Woods oncWho is David Woods?
Treasurer of North Carlton Neighbourhood House, Coburg Harrier, Princes Hill school dad, freelance actor, theatre maker and writer but also Co-Artistic Director of Ridiculusmus – a London based theatre company.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
Talk less!

Who inspires you and why?
Mo Farah – because of his dedication and effort.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Unplug devices.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
It varies because I have itchy feet.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take then to, and why?
Yarra Bend Park for a run or for tea and cake or a boat ride.

What are you currently reading?
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

What are you currently listening to?
Do you remember? by Ane Brun

Happiness is?
Helping other people.

What does the future hold for you?
Lots of the above.

David Woods is one half of the internationally acclaimed double act Ridiculusmus, a collaborator with Back to Back theatre and occasional actor, dramaturg, writer and ass-kicker of dubious repute.

He trained at the Poor School in London, and then had post graduate disputes with Phillippe Gaulier on the subject of clown and bouffons, contemporary dance with Dominique Dupuy and Commedia dell’arte with Antonio Fava. He can’t sing or dance and does both regularly.

David is co-creator and performer in The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland at Arts House: 12 – 16 November. For more information, visit: www.artshouse.com.au for details.

Image: David Woods