On the Couch with Rosie Lockhart

Rosie Lockhart oncWho is Rosie Lockhart?
5’11”. Brunette. Loves washing but hates folding. Songbird. Yogi. Over thinker from the heart of country, Tamworth NSW who now feels like Melbourne is home.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
Stop thinking about what I would do differently.  And get up earlier…

Who inspires you and why?
I’m inspired by thoughtfulness and selflessness – people who take a moment to think about someone or something outside of themselves. My Mum does this in abundance. So does my Dad actually. They’re pretty darn great!

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I’d love to have a business that supports Artists and invests money into encouraging kids to be creative.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
I love Mexico. White sands, crystal blue water, margaritas, Mexicanos and salsa dancing. Mmmmmm what’s not to love?

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take then to, and why?
The Australian Open – it’s always such a friendly, easy-going vibe & there’s something in it for everyone. I love introducing people to Red Stitch. We have a beautiful intimate theatre that really captivates people when they experience it for the first time and I love sharing a bit of that magic with my friends and family.

What are you currently reading?
The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne.

What are you currently listening to?
Ben Harper and Missy Higgins… My ipod hasn’t been updated for about 5 years. I love how music can transport you back to another time and place of where you were when you first listened to it over and over – like your own musical soundtrack to your life.

Happiness is?
Taking the time for a good book. A home cooked meal. Hearing my niece giggle. Mushroom foraging. Hand holding. Surprises.

What does the future hold for you?
Taking Dead Centre / Sea Wall on tour to Darwin Festival, Brisbane Festival & The Old Fitz in Sydney.  Hopefully a road trip along the Coast squeezed in there somewhere too.

A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), Rosie Lockhart accepted an invitation to join the Red Stitch Actors Ensemble, after performing the title role of the company’s production of Penelope in March 2013. Since then she has appeared in numerous productions with the company including The Mesh, This Year’s Ashes, Straight and Foxfinder.

In 2014, Rosie collaborated with Arthur on the multi-episodal work, The Myth Project: Twin (Arthur/MTC Neon). She has a BA (Media & Communications) from The University of Sydney and completed The Actor, part time at NIDA. Born and raised in Tamworth NSW, Rosie is a classically trained singer, composing original work for theatre. Television credits include Offspring and Winners & Losers (2014).

Rosie will be appearing in the world premiere of Tom Holloway’s Dead Centre at the Red Stitch Theatre from 17 July 2015. For more information, visit: www.redstitch.net for details.

Image: Rosie Lockhart