On the Couch with Goldele Rayment

Goldele Rayment AAR On the CouchWho is Goldele Rayment?
I’m a theatre & opera director, as well as a teaching artist and Artistic Director of Company of Rogues.

What would you do differently to what you do now?   
I’d do just what I’m doing now, only my income would be much healthier!

Who inspires you and why?
Right now, I’m inspired by the artists I am working with at Pacific Opera and in The Bedlam Cabaret. They are both immensely talented and lovely, generous people.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
In a perfect fantasy, and beyond the elimination of guns and weapons of destruction, I’d think big – introduce a universal living wage & healthcare to all.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Take me to any beach! I find being near water soothing, and I love to swim.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
I always take people to Circular Quay to see the harbour, Opera House and The Rocks. We live in such a beautiful city and the harbour has such magnificent, iconic places to explore, it’s always a winner.

What are you currently reading?
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts.

What are you currently listening to?
The Barber of Seville.

Happiness is?
A warm day in nature.

What does the future hold for you?
Directing theatre and opera, making connections with creatives from Australia and beyond, and possibly relocating to a quieter area outside of Sydney.

Goldele has co-curated The Bedlam Cabaret as part of the 2018 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Wednesday 28 February at Marrickville’s Red Rattler Theatre. For more information, visit: www.companyrogues.com or www.mardigras.org.au for details.

Image: Goldele Rayment (supplied)