5 Questions with Jai Higgs

jaihiggs1What is your favourite swear word?
Definitely CUNT. Sound it out. C-u-n-t… Feel how each sound moves further forward in your mouth, starting the back of the throat and ending with a sharp, direct spit? It’s like the word is designed to cut through the air and attack the listener. I know it sounds like I’ve over-thought the trajectory of this word, but it’s only because my character unleashes the c-bomb a couple of times in this show, honestly…

What are you wearing?
My corporate slave-wear. Please come and see An Ordinary Person so that we can all make millions and I can overthrow my capitalist overlords to devote my life unceasingly to my craft.

What is love?
A battlefield. Am I right, ladies??

What was the last show you saw, and how many stars do you give it?
Miss Julie at Belvoir. 4.5 stars. What the actual fuck? It was the most intense piece of theatre I’ve seen in a long time. I sat in my seat for five minutes afterwards trying to digest what had just happened.

Is your new show going to be any good?
Fuck yeah. It’s going to make King Lear look like Mean Girls.

Jai Higgs is appearing in An Ordinary Person.
Show dates: 22 Oct – 16 Nov, 2013
Show venue: The Old Fitzroy Hotel