On the Couch with Zoe Boesen

Arts Review On the Couch Zoe BoesenWho is Zoe Boesen?
A dog-obsessed time optimist who is also an actor.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
Be Cate Blanchett, be better at time, have more dogs.

Who inspires you and why?
The countless independent artists in this country who work tirelessly for little to no money because sport. Also my greyhound Maisy. She can run really fast.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
If I had the money I would buy a block of land and turn it into a massive greyhound retirement home. I would also put those responsible for our abhorrent asylum seeker policy in the bin.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Croatia – astoundingly beautiful scenery, amazingly resilient, passionate people and good wine.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take then to, and why?
My partner Warren’s shed on a hill in Avenel, near Seymour. It has incredible sunset views and the brightest stars. Not really “in town” but worth the drive.

What are you currently reading?
The Underground Girls of Kabul. Fascinating accounts of little girls living as boys in Afghanistan.

What are you currently listening to?
I’ve recently rediscovered Janet Jackson – Rhythm Nation. My 8 year old self is losing her shit.

Happiness is?
Being hand fed potato cakes in bed by Warren when I am hungover.

What does the future hold for you?
Blood, garlic and Giorgio Moroder.

Zoe completed a Bachelor of Dramatic Art at VCA in 2010, and a Bachelor of Performing Arts at Monash University in 2003.

Zoe Boesen’s theatre credits include: Dangerous Liaisons (Little Ones Theatre / MTC – NEON / Darwin Festival); Salome (Little Ones Theatre / Malthouse – Helium); Lord of the Flies (US-A-UM / Malthouse – Helium); Psycho Beach Party (Little Ones Theatre / Theatre Works / Tamarama Rock Surfers); Breaking (She Said); Sex. Violence. Blood. Gore (MKA / Tamarama Rock Surfers); Shotgun Wedding (No Show / Next Wave); My Romantic History (Red Stitch); After All This (Elbow Room – Greenroom Award 2011: Best Ensemble Independent Theatre / Melbourne Fringe Award 2011: Best Performance); Girls Do Gertrude (Black Apple Theatre); Womb Division (Wild Duck); and Peter and the Wolf (Uncle Semolina and Friends).

Film and TV credits include: Time of Our Lives (ABC TV); Offspring (Southern Star / Network Ten); Romulus My Father (Arena Film); Hamish and Andy (Seven Network LTD); and Real Stories (Roving Enterprises). Zoe completed a Bachelor of Dramatic Art at VCA in 2010, and a Bachelor of Performing Arts at Monash University in 2003.

Zoe will be appearing in Little Ones Theatre’s production of Dracula at Theatre Works from 30 October 2015. For more information, visit: www.theatreworks.org.au or www.littleonestheatre.com.au for details.

Image: Zoe Boesen (supplied)