On the Couch with Eva Seymour

Eva Seymour Arts Review On the CouchWho is Eva Seymour?
I’m a Melbourne based actor, recently graduated from 16th St Actors’ Studio, and currently a graduate ensemble member for Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre. I’m in the midst of performing the world premiere of a new Australian play, The Honey Bees by Caleb Lewis.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
I should go to bed a little earlier, get off my phone and give my friends more hugs. And encourage my cat to exercise.

Who inspires you and why?
Anyone who chooses to follow a path that they’re passionate about, and works at it with everything they’ve got. Anyone who sticks to their beliefs and knows what they stand for.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I would make University education free for all, eliminate calorie counting and fad dieting, and I would send more people go to see theatre. I would also encourage Catherine Tate to make another season of her show.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
My auntie and uncles’ little home in Arrowtown, New Zealand. Potentially the most beautiful town I’ve ever been to on the planet. And the local bar has specialty cocktails made up from all the herbs and fruits grown in the owner’s backyard.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
It’s not so much an attraction as it is the most delicious experience I’ve found in Melbourne – a dinner at Yong Green Food in Fitzroy.

What are you currently reading?
White Teeth by Zadie Smith – that is if I don’t fall asleep while reading The Honey Bees script in bed.

What are you currently listening to?
I’ve found myself revisiting The National’s entire discography, in between singing ABBA around my apartment.

Happiness is?
A plate of boiled vegetable dumplings.

What does the future hold for you?
Working on some more wonderful plays with Red Stitch. But right now I’m inside the beautiful world that Caleb has created in The Honey Bees, and I don’t want to leave it!

The Honey Bees is currently playing at the Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre until 16 July 2016. For more information, visit: www.redstitch.net for details.

Image: Eva Seymour (supplied)

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