5 Questions with Louise Fischer

louisefischerWhat is your favourite swear word?
Bumshitfart – it’s a good one, ask my father.

What are you wearing?
A red frock. It’s our Theatre Manager’s significant birthday and I intend in wobbling that tailfeather.

What is love?
The thing that gets you into and out of trouble.

What was the last show you saw, and how many stars do you give it?
The Matilda Waltz at New Theatre as part of the Fringe Festival, lots of stars. Written by the Assistant Director of Harvest and a lovely slice of Australian history following a matriarchal line.

Is your new show going to be any good?
God this is tough to answer without sounding like a wanker. It will be good because I was lucky enough to get the cast I wanted and a design team I adore. It means I can sit back and collect wine fines* and let them do all the work.

*Wine fines are the punishment meted out to actors for any infringement including being late for rehearsal, giving cheek to the director or hamming it up. This type of behaviour modification hits actors where it hurts and provides the director with a nice supply of Pinot Noir (hint to actors of Harvest who may read this).

Louise Fischer is directing Harvest, at the New Theatre in Newtown.
Show dates: 7 Oct – 8 Nov, 2014
Show venue: New Theatre