On the Couch with Tansy Gorman

Tansy-Gorman-AAR-On-the-CouchWho is Tansy Gorman?
@tgormz on Instagram primarily.

What would you do differently from what you do now?
I would become a morning person, currently the hours before about 9.00am (probably 10.00am if I’m honest) are not kind to me. I would love to be the kind of person who gets up with the sun and makes a hearty breakfast that they enjoy in satin pajamas sitting in a sun-drenched kitchen. But it seems that is not my lot in life, so I will continue to drink cold brew as I rush into my day.

Who inspires you and why?
The people I work with, seeing their passion and intellect combine honestly makes me a little weak in the knees. They are some of the most incredible artists and I am so grateful we’ve assembled what our producer (The inimitable Katie Rowe) has referred to as The Avengers of emerging independent artists.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Make more silly gay theatre and hope people feel held and seen when they watch it.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Anywhere I can sit my fat ass down and be by a body of water. With a frosty Diet Coke of course.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
A silly bar with a decent happy hour. Any bar I genuinely am not picky.

What are you currently reading?
This is a real nerd-alert moment but, ART OBJECTS: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery by Jeanette Winterson. Very good, very smart, very gay.

What are you currently listening to?
My three most played songs of the month are: Super Freaky Girl by Nicki Minaj, MacArthur Park by Donna Summer and Doctors Orders by Carol Douglas. I love a bop!

Happiness is?
Laughing so hard you feel a bit sick.

What does the future hold for you?
Hopefully more silly shows where I hang out with people I can’t believe would ever want to work with me.

Tansy is the director of SLUTNIK by Flick – which will be presented at the Festival Hub: Trades Hall – Solidarity Hall (6 – 14 October), as part of the 2022 Melbourne Fringe. For more information, visit: www.melbournefringe.com.au for details.

Image: Tansy Gorman (supplied)