What would you do differently from what you do now?
Spend more time listening, less time talking; more time reading, less time watching; more time walking, less time sitting.
Who inspires you and why?
Storytellers thrill me no end, they separate humans from beasts. I’m particularly drawn to the New Wave in Australian Drama when writers were charged with finding the Australian voice – Buzo, Hibberd, Hewett, Blair, Williamson, Romeril, Davis, Ellis, De Groen et al. Today’s writers are standing on magnificent shoulders.
What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Tax the rich.
Favourite holiday destination and why?
In the past, Galway and NYC for the culture… but these days Bellingen.
When friends come to town, whatattraction would you take them to, and why?
During the day, a walk from Coogee to Bondi; at night, a few pubs in The Rocks.
What are you currently reading?
The Removalists by David Williamson; and Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.
What are you currently listening to?
Vince Jones, Bill Evans, Chet Baker and Miles Davis.
Humans working together harmoniously.
What does the future hold for you?
More adventures in humanity I hope.
Laurence will star in Johann Walraven’s production of David Williamson’s The Removalists at the New Theatre: 20 April – 22 May 2021. For more information, visit: www.newtheatre.org.au for details.
Image: Laurence Coy (supplied)