On the Couch with Scott Price

Scott PriceWho is Scott Price?
Oh look I’m many things. I’m an actor, a comedian, a musician, a social media editor, a gamer and a film maker…And a former cartoonist.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
I’d be an IT expert. Yes, I’d definitely like to be an IT expert.

Who inspires you and why?
Hmm, that’s a bit of a tricky question. I don’t think there’s anyone. If anyone I would probably say Tamara Searle (Artistic Associate at Back to Back Theatre) because she’s a good artist.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I don’t know I just don’t have the answer to that question.  I think what we do now [making theatre works at Back to Back] helps to make a difference. I think that disabilities should be celebrated. And obviously we are making a difference in helping to make this a post-disability world, an equal playing field. I think all people should be treated the same. I want everyone to be integrated. Physical disability, intellectual disability or no disability.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
London, England. It’s such a beautiful place. All of the old architecture and all the unbelievable museums.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
Towards good looks. Well, actually I’d probably say like the sporting areas of Melbourne. The MCG, Simmonds Stadium Geelong, Birrarung Marr. But stick to the sports precincts of Melbourne, I like the history of it.

What are you currently reading?
Computer game magazines, no set books at all. I’ll just work through my back catalogue.

What are you currently listening to?
I’m listening to the Australian rock band, Airbourne. Definitely no teen pop or Swedish pop music.

Happiness is?
Just being myself. Doing my work and doing what I love, art. Performing and creating things. My motto is ‘look for opportunities’.

What does the future hold for you?
This is a hard question. You’ve hit me hard on the head. I’d like to be moving in to my granny flat and just being independent. Keeping up my television and online work.

Scott Price began working as a member of Theatre of Speed in 2005, with D9 (The Gaol Film) as his first project. After performing in Minotaur, he landed the lead role as the Boatman in POD 7 (Geelong).

Scott joined Back to Back Theatre in 2007 and has performed in Food Court and Ganesh Versus the Third Reich. He has also been part of the development of Tour Guide and community residency project The Democratic Set. He is currently appearing in Super Discount which opens at The Malthouse Theatre in November.

For more information, visit: www.malthousetheatre.com.au for details.

Image: Scott Price