On the Couch with Emma Valente

Emma Valente Arts Review On The CouchWho is Emma Valente?
She’s a workaholic who really likes poetry and plants.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
I would have worked harder at becoming ambidextrous. I would have paid more attention in physics class. I would have learnt earlier, that it’s ok to be loud.

Who inspires you and why?
At the moment Joan or Arc and Patti Smith are inspiring me. They are both figures of courage and strength.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Provide more support for women who are victims of family violence. Pay teachers more Provide free access to as much art as possible.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Berlin – I love the wide streets and the icy weather, and the art.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
A movie at the Sun Theatre. I’m in love with the West!

What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading Kate Tempest’s The Bricks that Build the Houses. It is glorious and sad.

What are you currently listening to?
Like everyone else I just binge listened to S-Town – the podcast. I thought it was an incredible work of art, but have some questions around the ethics of it.

Happiness is?
Successfully keeping a plant alive for more than a month.

What does the future hold for you?
After our production of Joan opens, I’m planning on having a hot bath.

THE RABBLE’s production of Joan is currently playing at Theatre Works until 30 April 2017. For more information, visit: www.theatreworks.org.au or www.therabble.com.au for details.

Image: Emma Valente (supplied)