On the Couch with Richard Sarell

Richard Sarell Arts Review On the CouchWho is Richard Sarell?
Richard Sarell – director – Memory of Water.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
I’d make more money. And I’d have more fun. I’m having heaps of fun at the moment but why stop there.

Who inspires you and why?
Ken Loach because he has kept making beautiful films with a clear purpose and a strong social conscience until he was really old. I’d better make a start while I’m still young.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Buy a solar panel. But first I need a house to put it on.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Antarctica – because I need to “Learn to love the cold” – see the play and you will get it.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
Who needs friends?

What are you currently reading?
Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow. I need to understand how an actor’s mind works – but maybe I should sort out my own first.

What are you currently listening to?
The ringing in my ears.

Happiness is?
Being loved.

What does the future hold for you?
Getting out of bed tomorrow and going to bed tomorrow night (I hope).

Richard is directing Shelagh Stephenson’s The Memory of Water at Chapel Off Chapel from 16 November 2017. For more information, visit: www.chapeloffchapel.com.au for details.

Image: Richard Sarell (supplied)