Who is Teagan Wouters?
I’m an artist, and to be honest in my 35 years I’m not sure I’ve ever called myself that. But if COVID has taught me anything, it is that there is nothing else in the world that I want to do.
What would you do differently from what you do now?
I would believe in myself more and trust that I am good at what I do. I also had a theory when first coming into this industry that I had to live and breathe musical theatre, and if I had another option career-wise to fall back on – I’d fall back on it. But now I don’t necessarily think that is true. If I could change anything, I would complete an Arts Degree at University, so in the times when a random pandemic hits, I would have that as a base to build on.
Who inspires you and why?
My mum and dad inspire me. They are the hardest working, kindest, most empathic people I know.
What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I would teach children meditation and mindfulness from an early age.
Favourite holiday destination and why?
ITALY. The food. The simplicity. The countryside. The history. The architecture. I adore it.
When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
Anywhere by the ocean. Australia has the best beaches in the world. Throw in a seafood platter and a Chardonnay and you really can’t go wrong!
What are you currently reading?
Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney.
What are you currently listening to?
A couple of podcasts – Smartless; Terrible, Thanks for Asking; Where Should We Begin with Esther Perel.
Being present, content and satisfied.
What does the future hold for you?
Hopefully everything I could ever want! We have currently JUST managed to get The Wedding Singer up and running at the stunning State Theatre in Sydney (COVID was doing its best at trying to stop us again but we made it!), and will head to Melbourne and Perth with the show. Then later on in the year I’ll be playing one of my dream roles of Bonnie Parker in Bonnie and Clyde at the Hayes Theatre in Sydney.
Teagan can be seen as Julia in The Wedding Singer – currently playing at the State Theatre, Sydney until 30 January, before playing the State Theatre – Arts Centre Melbourne from 5 February and His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth from 24 February 2022. For more information, visit: www.weddingsingermusical.com.au for details.
Image: Teagan Wouters (supplied)