5 Questions with David Harrison‏

davidharrisonWhat is your favourite swear word?
The current favorite is ‘slunt’. My best friend Ashleigh can’t bring herself to say c-word but deems this an appropriate substitution.

What are you wearing?
An op-shop find – reversible Giants Baseball Jacket, grey t-shirt and some pajama pants that have cartoon pictures of peanuts on them with the slogan: “Go Nuts”. Yes these are my work clothes.

What is love?
In the paraphrased words of Jeanette Winterson: ‘You don’t fall in love like you fall in a hole. You fall like falling through space. It’s like you jump off your own private planet to visit someone else’s planet. It is a big surprise falling in love because you thought you had everything just right on your own planet and that was true, in a way, but then somebody signaled to you across space and the only way you could visit was to take a giant leap. Away you go, falling into someone else’s orbit and after a while you might decide to pull your two planets together and
call it home. And the falling was really the big jump that you had to make to be with someone you don’t want to be without. That’s it.’ Essentially, love = space travel.

What was the last show you saw, and how many stars do you give it?
I actually just saw Hedda Gabler at Belvoir. I think it was a really worthy experiment in theatre making and I respect and admire both Ash and Adena very much for their talent and courage in an artistic and social climate that doesn’t necessarily support their vision. I give it 4 stars.

Is your new show going to be any good?
I’m a big fan of shows with a lot of heart and compassion. I think that is what the writers and actors have all brought to the table and if we can deliver that to the audience, then we’ve done our job.

David Harrison‏ stars in Out Of Gas On Lover’s Leap, part of Sydney Fringe 2014.
Show dates: 10 – 14 Sep, 2014
Show venue: TAP Gallery
Image by Sally Flegg