On the Couch with Hannah Monson

Hannah-Monson-AAR-On-the-CouchWho is Hannah Monson?
I’m your hell
I’m your dream
I’m nothing in between
You know you wouldn’t want it any other way

What would you do differently from what you do now?
Move to a Greek Island, do craft and swim.

Who inspires you and why?
People who practice integrity and love. It’s a radical combo.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Give Greta Thunberg, Lydia Thorpe and Lama Rod Owens superpowers. I reckon that’s a pretty good start to an Avengers team.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Greece kills me every time. It’s so beautiful. Great food, impossible water, wildflowers, baklava, sun. Dead.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
I’m very into spoiling people who stay with me. Tasting things would be the theme. Melbourne does food and over-priced coffee so good. I’d start with Maha Restaurant.

What are you currently reading?
Autumn by Ali Smith. angel wings dumpster fire by Panda Wong.

What are you currently listening to?
I just discovered Beverly Glenn-Copeland and he is blowing my mind.

Happiness is?
Love, connection, laughter.

What does the future hold for you?
I saw a photo of a woman in her 90s, Anges Kasparkova, who has turned a small Czech village into her art gallery. Slowly, all the white houses are being covered with painted blue flowers. She does it for pleasure, I’m sure it contagious. If I end up something like Agnes in my 90s, I’ll be happy.

Hannah can be seen in the stage adaptation of Melina Marchetta’s Looking for Alibrandi – currently playing at the Malthouse Theatre until 31 July, before playing at Sydney’s Belvoir St Theatre from 1 October – 6 November 2022. For more information, visit: www.malthousetheatre.com.au for details.

Image: Hannah Monson (supplied)