On the Couch with Kendall-Jane Rundle

Kendall-Jane Rundle photo by Eugene HylandWho is Kendall-Jane Rundle?
A theatre maker. I am a writer, director, performer and producer while also a mother. I have been told these don’t mix but only by those who haven’t tried.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
I began my adult life as an Anthropologist and humanitarian worker and I’ve never quite let go. Work for or start another NGO?

Who inspires you and why?
Ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary things – they remind me that nothing is too great or out of reach and there are no boundaries.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Anything that promotes compassion, tolerance and understanding. At the risk of sounding like a geriatric hippie, I do believe those are the paving stones towards a better world.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
If I can’t be on the road at dawn in a South African game park, then I wish to be on a cliff watching the waves crash against the shore. Wilson’s Promontory, Victoria is a magical place.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
No attraction per se.  A simple stroll along the Yarra River  – that spot where you are caught between the tranquility of the green space and the excitement of our beautiful city.

What are you currently reading?
The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton. Out loud. Complete with cheesy British accent. I told you, I’m a mother!

What are you currently listening to?
David Bowie. Lots and lots of David Bowie.

Happiness is?
Family and good friends.

What does the future hold for you?
Good grief, if I knew that I would probably be crippled by fear and resort to a hermit existence. Thankfully I have no idea … see you next week?

Kendall-Jane will be directing Sarah Kane’s 4:48 Psychosis at the Metanoia Theatre (Brunswick Mechanic’s Institute): 29 June – 2 July 2016. For more information, visit: www.barenakedtheatre.com for details.

Image: Kendall-Jane Rundle – photo by Eugene Hyland

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