On the Couch with Laila Thaker

Laila Thaker Arts Review On the CouchWho is Laila Thaker?
A driven, charismatic Indigenous artist who lives and breathes performance art.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
I’d be a wildlife conservationist.

Who inspires you and why?
My Mother. She’s the epitome of everything beautiful in a woman; intelligent, strong-willed, compassionate and nurturing.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Eliminate greed, anger and ignorance.

Favourite holiday destination and why? 
Playa Del Carmen, Mexico – the people are humble, the culture is rich, and the land is breathtaking.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
An independent theatre show. There is no better place than Melbourne to support emerging artists, theatre companies and the arts – the underground theatre scene is dope AF.

What are you currently reading?
Complete Plays by Sarah Kane.

What are you currently listening to?
Growing Over Life by Wretch 32.

Happiness is?
Living in the moment.

What does the future hold for you?
Success, satisfaction, and stepping back to spend more time with those that matter.

Laila stars in Boutique Theatre’s production of Meg Miroshnik’s The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls at St Martins Youth Arts Centre (Irene Mitchell Studio): 19 – 27 May 2017. For more information, visit: www.boutiquetheatre.com.au for details.

Image: Laila Thaker (supplied)