Work or play, what are you working on right now that's inspiring to you?
I’m currently in the development for a brand new circus show called Son. Son is a work that dives into masculinity and explores what it is for modern First Nations men. It is inspired by my life growing up without a father and calving my own sense of masculinity, but then abstracted to create a universal story of discovery.
An ideal weekend includes
I’m a total geek and love to finish my week watching the brand new episode of One Piece by Eiichiro Oda. It's an anime series I’ve been watching habitually for the past 10 years and is arguably the greatest adventure story of all time. I’ve been fascinated by the genius of the planning and writing of the story and in awe of Oda’s imagination.
Name your go-to recipe and your most lavish one
I don’t have two. I mostly eat a really simple pasta dish that is slightly reminiscent of bolognese but with a few extra ingredients to balance out my diet. I eat this meal for both lunch and dinner every day for the simplicity so I don’t have to think.
The most extreme/craziest thing you've ever done
Decide to work in the arts.
Any Sunday rituals?
On a Sunday morning I do all my chores, it is often over ruled by a Sunday hangover but, a boy can dream.
A glass of something you recommend
I’ll never say no to an espresso martini.
Your top three, watches, listens and/or reads
Watching One Piece. Listening to Tracy Chapman. Reading The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson.
Favourite trip, where'd you go?
My favourite trip was as a teenager with my mum and older brother. We went to South America and then to the Galapagos Islands. It has been the only place I’ve been so far that truly was unlike anywhere else.
Best part about living in Cairns/FNQ
I believe the best things in life exist within the balance of dichotomies. I share my time between Cairns and Melbourne and I think they are beautiful opposites for one another.
Your guilty pleasure tune
You’ll think of me, Keith Urban.
What's your nostalgic smell, and why?
The smell of chlorine at an indoor swinging pool reminds me of my childhood and swimming carnivals.
Super power of choice
The superpower I have in real life is the ability to fall asleep in any car ride and wake up just as the car arrives at the destination. I can do this regardless of the length of travel.
Something you'll never do again
This is a hard thing and hindsight is 20/20 but I think its important to not miss the important moments, to never not go to the things that count. The next trick is being able to identify those things before its too late.