On the Couch with Gabrielle Scawthorn

Gabrielle Scawthorn Arts Review On the CouchWho is Gabrielle Scawthorn?
I am a girl from Ipswich, Queensland. It may not seem like much now but it makes a lot more sense once you’ve spent any time with me past 2am.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
I would love to be able to heal sick people. I am super envious of anyone who can heal illness. I propose to most nurses I meet and I am deeply in love with my Physio.

Who inspires you and why?
Children. They are just feeling their way through life and bullshit.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I am at that age where the world just seems to be one big bloody mess. So there are many things. Taxing rich people accordingly seems the most logical, yet also the most unobtainable. Looking after the planet a bit better. The thing that is really shitting me right now is that two people of the same sex can’t get married in this country. It’s barbaric and illogical to deny two people the opportunity to commit to love each other for a lifetime.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
New York City. There is always something to do at any point within 24 hours of the day and that excites me. I also can’t go past a South-East Asian Happy hour.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
Messina in Darlinghurst then I might stop by Messina on Crown, and then I if i am feeling lucky I will take them to the casino… for more Messina.

What are you currently reading?
I have three things next to my bed that I read intermittently: (1) Hunger Makes me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein; (2) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by an obscure writer by the name of JK Rowling; and (3) Consent by Nina Rain.

What are you currently listening to?
Constant Podcasts; Radiolab, Fresh Air, The Homecoming, S Town, This American Life, Love and Radio, Women of the Hour, Pop Culture Happy Hour, Criminal, The Strangers and Gabfest.

Happiness is?
My head in a lap. I am all about the fetal position and making human bodies my pillow.

What does the future hold for you?
I am moving to London!

Gabrielle features in Cross Pollinate Productions’ The Village Bike by Penelope Skinner at the Old Fitz Theatre from 7 June 2017. For more information, visit: www.redlineproductions.com.au for details.

Image: Gabrielle Scawthorn