5 Questions with Christian Byers

christianbyersWhat is your favourite swear word?
Fuck, fucked, fucker and all it’s fuckin’ cognates. Favourite fuckin’ word. Fuck. Fuckin’ nothin’ like a fuckin’ good fuck. If I had to choose between ‘fuck’ and oxygen, I’d choose oxygen, I’m not an idiot but I’d be in no rush. Stretch it out long and sing ‘fuck’ super strong without pause for breath in the interim. Beautiful word.

What are you wearing?
Socks.

What is love?
Tenderness and time dilation.

What was the last show you saw, and how many stars do you give it?
Double bill of Black Comedy and The Real Inspector Hound at SUDS, went on first night which was pretty good and again on final night, where vases were spontaneously smashed with hammers because directors deserve to cry. I kept a shard of the vase to remind myself to aaaaalways improvise, 5 stars.

Is your new show going to be any good?
It fucking better be. Actually, no you know what, it’s going to be brilliant but I get the feeling it’s going to get its fair share of hate. But those who love it will start devoting their lives to adapting Greek tragedies. Or makin’ fuckin’ pies with fuckin’ people in. That’s our aim at least.

Christian Byers is playing the role of Tereus in Procne & Tereus part of Sydney Fringe 2014.
Show dates: 16 – 20 Sep, 2014
Show venue: TAP Gallery