On the Couch with Hilary Glow

Hilary Glow AAR On the CouchWho is Hilary Glow?
I am an Associate Professor at Deakin University where I lead the post graduate Arts and Cultural Management program. I conduct research in the arts sector and I’m currently writing about performing arts audiences. In my spare time I am President of the Green Room Awards Association as well as President of my Family where my authority is usurped on a daily basis.

What would you do di?erently to what you do now?
Nothing different. I like what I do and I’m lucky that I can teach and research in areas that are deeply interesting to me. I like Maya Angelou’s idea that the ideal is to live with “passion, compassion, humour and style”.

Who inspires you and why?
My mum, Lotte, is the best. She is clever, thoughtful and judicious in all things. She is Solomon the Wise, except in matters technological where she is Solomon the Bewildered.

What would you do to make a di?erence in the world?
Double the salaries of school teachers. Make the arts a part of every child’s daily life and education.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
New York. Simple.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
Vic Markets to buy Ugg boots. Then off to the NGV to take in the Triennial or to the theatre to see something to blow their minds (like Nanette by Hannah Gadsby)

What are you currently reading?
Go Went Gone by German author Jenny Erpenbeck – shortlisted for the 2018 International Booker Prize.

What are you currently listening to?
I am a huge fan of audible books. This year I am listening to a fabulous collection of nineteenth century novels read by brilliant actors. I have made my way through George Elliot and Anthony Trollope and now I’m knee deep into Elizabeth Gaskell.

Happiness is?
A cup of tea and a ginger biscuit.

What does the future hold for you?
The performing arts sector is blossoming, especially in Victoria. We are showing the way for the rest of the country, especially with the work of small to medium arts organisations producing an astonishing variety of high quality performances and productions. This means the future is looking good for audiences of the live performing arts and for me as a major theatre fan. Also, obviously, I will be replaced by a cyborg.

The 35th Green Room Awards will be announced at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre on Monday 9 April 2018. For more information, visit: www.greenroom.org.au for details.

Image: Hilary Glow (supplied)