On the Couch with Ursula Martinez

Ursula Martinez Arts Review On the CouchWho is Ursula Martinez?
A show off and a nudist, from Croydon

What would you do differently to what you do now?
I would have a secretary do my press for me.

Who inspires you and why?
Zoe Coombs Marr and Adrienne Truscott, because they laugh at all of my jokes in the rehearsal room.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
In my own way, I am making a difference through my art and my performance work. At least, that’s my intention.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
My favourite holiday destination is Almeria in Andalusia. My Mum lives there, you can get cheap flights on Easyjet, and it officially has the best climate of anywhere in Europe.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to?
It depends what they are looking for. If they are seeking nightlife, I would take them to the iconic queer, performance nightclub, Duckie at (I live in London).

What are you currently reading?
These questions.

What are you currently listening to?
Patti Smith and a Spanish flamenco artist called La Niña Pastori.

Happiness is?
Riding on the back of my girlfriend’s motorbike, In Barcelona, in summer.

What does your future hold for you?
I’m moving to Barcelona!

Ursula teams up with Zoe Coombs Marr and Adrienne Truscott (US) for the first time to delve into the torrent of critical fury that each have attracted throughout their careers in Wild Bore at The Coopers Malthouse for a limited season from 17 May 2017. For more information, visit: www.malthouse.com.au for details.

Image: Ursula Martinez