On the Couch with Roysten Abel

Roysten Abel AAR On the CouchWho is Roysten Abel?
Someone who is still seeking to find the real purpose for coming into this world.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
I really enjoy what I am doing now, so I would not want to change the script, but I would like to play a few musical instruments or become a poet.

Who inspires you and why?
Beauty which could be in any form (music, landscape, architecture etc) because it taps into the beauty of my innermost spaces. These are things that create an impact on my soul.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Try and spread beauty in all possible forms.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
My home in Kerala because that is where I am most relaxed.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
I live on a beautiful beach in a small village in Kerala, so my friends who visit me do not want to leave my place – I can’t think of a better place to take them.

What are you currently reading?
Something like an autobiography (Kurosawa) and Save the Cat by Blake Snyder.

What are you currently listening to?
Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammad.

Happiness is?
To see happiness all around you.

What does the future hold for you?
I wish I knew what the future held for me. I am most curious about this!

Roysten has directed The Manganiyar Seduction which will be presented in the State Theatre – Arts Centre Melbourne: 6 & 7 March, before playing at WOMADelaide: 9 – 12 March 2018.

Image: Roysten Abel (supplied)