On the Couch with Flick

Flick-AAR-On-the-CouchWho is Flick?
Flick is just a little fellow with dreams of shaking up the performing arts scene in their community, and who will inevitably go on to bring light to environmental devastation. Some would say that I’ve stolen the life story of the protagonist of the cult classic Happy Feet, but I choose to ignore those people.

What would you do differently from what you do now?
Ever since I made avoiding Satre’s bad faith a key part of my personality, I think I’ve rendered myself unable to answer. (Probably for the best, I’m an air sign so that question used to send me moving interstate on a whim.)

Who inspires you and why?
Mumble from Happy Feet – for legal reasons I’d like to say that it’s only in spirit and not in plot.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Continue working on my little corner of the world. Staying curious and excited about new things, meeting people with empathy and humility, and sitting in and appreciating joy. With time the corner gets bigger – and I’ll learn and grow and mess up and get better and do what I can.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
I maintain it’s my house. I’m bordering on hoarder but I love my things and I love to sit with them.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
Firstly my house, but then after begging on their end and complaining on mine, a nice hike. I’m definitely not a Mardi Gras gay, sorry.

What are you currently reading?
The Mysticism of Sound and Music by Hazrat Inayat Khan – it’s blowing my tiny mind. I’m also simultaneously reading fantasy smut but we don’t need to go into that.

What are you currently listening to?
Steely Dan – I blame Euphoria. And I also blame Tansy Gorman (a permanent fixture in my passenger seat as well as the director of SLUTNIK) for encouraging me to put the soundtrack on in my car on repeat.

Happiness is?
Like a cat – the less I pressure it to be around, the more comfortable it is popping in and staying awhile. It’s biggest entrance comes in the sound of a cackling friend. Laughter has saved me more times than I can count – and it’s probably the only workout I get, so there’s that.

What does the future hold for you?
Shows, laughter, and a continual state of being skint most likely. If the future includes more projects with people I love and admire in the room, I think I’ll be pretty good.

Flick has written SLUTNIK™ – part lip-sync, part fighting montage, part open mic night, a queer glitter-bomb of an event detailing the final few days on Earth of the International Fleet of Lesbian Space Cannibals – which will be presented at Theatre Works, as part of the 2022 Midsumma Festival: 1 – 5 February*. For more information, visit: www.theatreworks.org.au for details.

Image: Flick (supplied)

Note: * extra performance added Saturday 5 February