5 Questions with Clemence Williams

IMG_4465What is your favourite swear word?
I’m not sure if it’s a swear word, but I use “jerk” a whole lot. Especially self-referentially.

What are you wearing?
A Brooklyn Nets singlet under floral overalls, grey Uniqlo hoodie and my vintage leather jacket, topped with a stripey woollen beanie and bottomed with low cut, tan riding boots. Too much?

What is love?
Baby don’t hurt me. Don’t hurt me no more.

What was the last show you saw, and how many stars do you give it?
I had the good fortune of seeing the Sydney University Arts Revue. It was excellently written, beautifully performed and was a night to remember. 5/5 stars.

Is your new show going to be any good?
I don’t know if I want to classify my work as ‘good’ or ‘bad’. I like to make pieces that can be talked about. I think that theatre should last far beyond the four walls and the few hours that the actors and audience share space. It is the lingering thoughts and conversations that I aim to generate in my work.

Clemence Williams is directing The Chairs, part of Sydney Fringe 2014.
Show dates: 22 – 26 Sep, 2014
Show venue: 5 Eliza – The Annex