5 Questions with David Ouch

davidouchWhat is your favourite swear word?
Stupid B!*ch – when you make it roll into one word. Hah! It just so plosive, aggressive and feels good in the mouth.

What are you wearing?
Right now I am in my undies and a t-shirt. I was getting undressed but got side tracked.

What is love?
I believe love is the human thread that bonds us all together.

What was the last show you saw, and how many stars do you give it?
The last show I saw was Grease the musical. It was such a fun, playful show and very audience interactive. I was very proud to see a couple of my friends up there making their debut. I gave it a 4.5 out of 5.

Is your new show going to be any good?
Privates On Parade is a part of the Mardi Gras festival for 2014. It is full of fun, flamboyance and has a strong heart. If you like a bit of drag, a bit of skin and hot guys singing then you’ll love the PRIVATES on parade.

David Ouch is appearing in Privates On Parade, from New Theatre’s 2014 season and part of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras 2014 festival.
Show dates: 11 Feb – 8 Mar, 2014
Show venue: New Theatre

5 Questions with Margie Fischer

margiefischerWhat is your favourite swear word?
I said ‘that’s fucked’ when I didn’t get the funding from ARTS SA (SA’s arts funding body) to tour my show to Mardi Gras. This was followed by ‘fuck you, I’m doing it anyway’.

What are you wearing?
I am wearing a swimming costume and track suit pants. The costume is a few years old and a bit saggy however I haven’t been able to face trying on a new one in a change room as yet. I think I’ll stick to the old one for this summer.

What is love?
Someone seeing me in my current swimming costume and tracksuit pants and adoring me totally.

What was the last show you saw, and how many stars do you give it?
I saw Yana Alana’s show Between The Cracks at this years Feast Festival and I loved it. I give it 5 stars. Yana’s show is superb, she sings, talks to the audience and reveals all literally.

Is your new show going to be any good?
My show is excellent. It truly lives up to its publicity. I know this as I have done 3 seasons of it in Adelaide and Melbourne, and many audience members told me so, plus the reviews did as well – a rare combination.

Margie Fischer is presenting The Dead Ones, part of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras 2014 festival.
Show dates: 18 – 22 Feb, 2014
Show venue: Seymour Centre

5 Questions with Stephen Anderson

stephenandersonWhat is your favourite swear word?
Flip. I’m currently rehearsing with two brilliant twelve year old actors, so I’ve really tried to cut down on swearing in front of them. It’s been fucking difficult.

What are you wearing?
A black latex catsuit. I’m on my way to rehearse with the twelve year olds.

What is love?
According to a lyric from Falsettos, “Love is crazy. Love is often boring. Love stinks. Love is pretty often debris. Love reads like a bad biography. Love is blind.” So there’s that question answered.

What was the last show you saw, and how many stars do you give it?
Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter by Kneehigh. 4 stars. I left in awe of the wit, charm, heart and theatricality.

Is your new show going to be any good?
I certainly think so. It’s beautiful, poignant and deeply funny. It’s a family drama about love, forgiveness and negotiating adulthood. It’s about relationships – gay, straight and in-between. Full of brilliant songs, it’s also performed by a talented, delightful and almost shockingly attractive cast. And me.

Stephen Anderson is appearing in Falsettos, from Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s 2014 season and part of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras 2014 festival.
Show dates: 7 Feb – 16 Mar, 2014
Show venue: Eternity Playhouse

5 Questions with Faran Martin

rsz_faranelise_headshotWhat is your favourite swear word?
Motherfucker. It has dawned on me how inappropriate it is, but I can’t lie about the fact that I favour it.

What are you wearing?
I am wearing my pyjamas, which is an old Boy From Oz show shirt. Can I live that down?!

What is love?
Undeniable and unequivocal. Magic.

What was the last show you saw, and how many stars do you give it?
King Kong gets 3.5. I’d give it 5 for passion to the cause, achievement and a truly beautiful creature in Kong, but a few essentials fell by the wayside to present the wonder of technology.

Is your new show going to be any good?
It’s ridiculously good. The crickets are raving already. I just gave a solo preview outside my bedroom window and they’ve not shut up all night.

Faran Martin is performing in Pinball, part of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras 2014 festival.
Show dates: 11 – 28 Feb, 2014
Show venue: TAP Gallery

5 Questions with Alice Livingstone

alicelivingstoneWhat is your favourite swear word?
Fuck – straightforward, one syllable, and can be spat, groaned, muttered or screamed with equal effect.

What are you wearing?
Whatever’s clean that the cat hasn’t then had a nap upon.

What is love?
Family and friends who stick by you no matter what.

What was the last show you saw, and how many stars do you give it?
Summertime In The Garden Of Eden presented by Sisters Grimm as part of Griffin Independent. 2 stars – was disappointed, after absolutely loving their Little Mercy at STC last year.

Is your new show going to be any good?
Well, it’s got songs, dance, blokes in frocks and very naughty laughs, not to mention a bit of nudity, so for a Mardi Gras show, that should fit the bill. I think a wider audience will also enjoy its great entertainment value.

Alice Livingstone is directing Privates On Parade, from New Theatre’s 2014 season and part of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras 2014 festival.
Show dates: 11 Feb – 8 Mar, 2013
Show venue: New Theatre

5 Questions with Cole Escola

coleescolaWhat is your favourite swear word?
Dad.

What are you wearing?
A tasteful bolero jacket made of recycled human flesh and a pair of wedge sandals from Jessica Simpson’s Payless collection. For makeup I chose a neutral lip color and coupled it with a smokey eye. Instead of blush or bronzer, I finished the look with a thick layer of battery acid to give it that “I just died in a car accident” effect. No pants.

What is love?
Full disclosure, I’ve never even heard that word before. Sorry, I guess we don’t have it in the states.

What was the last show you saw, and how many stars do you give it?
The last show I saw was Waiting For Godot on Broadway starring Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart. I give it zero stars. Take that, McKellen!

Is your new show going to be any good?
I wish I could lie, but unfortunately the show is going to be extremely good. Honestly, it will be a transformative experience for everyone involved. We’re going to break down some walls and make some truly heartening discoveries. No pants.

Cole Escola is performing in Desperate Houseboys, part of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras 2014 festival.
Show dates: 18 – 28 Feb, 2014
Show venue: Seymour Centre

5 Questions with Darren Mapes

darrennmapesWhat is your favourite swear word?
The “C” word. Anyone who is offended needs to play the c*nt game. I’ll teach you how to play over a couple of drinks 🙂

What are you wearing?
Bonds. I’m a simple guy.

What is love?
Sister Mary Bruno told me “God is Love” as she beat me with a ruler.

What was the last show you saw, and how many stars do you give it?
Carrie the musical, 4. I’ve always wanted to have Kathy Bates over for dinner, but now I’ll just ask Margi de Ferranti instead, her performance was incredible.

Is your new show going to be any good?
It’s gonna be hilarious. The Golden Girls and puppets? How can you go wrong? 🙂

Darren Mapes is performing in Thank You For Being A Friend, part of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras 2014 festival.
Show dates: 14 – 28 Feb, 2014
Show venue: Seymour Centre