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Centre Stage with… Izzy McDonald


Which three words best describe your show?

Spectacular, story telling, doomsday.

What do you hope people take away from your show?

I hope people will come away from the show with a smile on their face, even if they know the world is ending, at least we got to share some stories and laugh together before it comes.

What kinds of works are you most drawn to?

I am drawn to works that achieve two very different things at the same time, something that can be so vast and almost overwhelming, but then takes a microscope and reminds us of intimacy and connection. I like it when a show punches me in the guts.

What’s the most rewarding thing about what you do?

The most rewarding thing about what I do is the community I am a part of. The independent and emerging theatre industry is full of the hardest working, most generous and supportive people there are. We help each other tell our stories, and we challenge each other, and I think it’s really special to be a part of.

What excites you about Perth?

Perth excites me because people aren’t running away from it anymore. People are building  their foundations as artists and then wanting to stay here and enrich the industry. The stories that come out of Perth and WA also really excite me as a writer, the most isolated city in the world has a very loud voice. The artists here make it heard.

What would you name a book about your life?

“Making out with Lasagne and Short Walks on the Beach: The Story of Izzy McDonald”


Find out more about Tamagotchi Reset and Other Doomsdays here.

Image by Chloe Flockart.