NAME: Jayde Harding, Shannan Lim & Tye Norman// ROLE: Writers & devisors // SHOW: SALTY
What item can’t you live without in the rehearsal room?
Shannan: UberEATS on those long days stuck inside. It’s funny when the three of us just stop working to wait for our UberEATS delivery of fried chicken sandwiches.
What’s the best show you’ve ever seen?
Tye: Last year I saw a hypnotic one. A mostly naked hairy guy improvising on flute, whilst getting covered in glucose syrup, honey and sprinkles. It was extremely memorable. Does this make it the best? Probably not, but I cheered and threw sprinkles with the rest of the crowd for an hour and a half.
What was the first ever performance you were in?
Jayde: My first performance ever was a ballet concert when I was about three or four. I was wearing a little pink leotard and tutu. I remember feeling very strongly that all the other kids were doing the wrong steps, but there is video evidence that indicates otherwise. Basically, I just spun in circles the whole time with a big smile on my face while everyone else did the choreography.
Why do you do what you do?
Tye: It’s the thing that makes us whole. A lot of work goes into putting on any kind of show—you certainly wouldn’t be doing it if there wasn’t personal satisfaction there!
What excites you about Perth?
Shannan: You know what excites my parents about Perth? Spudshed. They don’t stop about how the prices are so much lower than everywhere else and that it’s open 24-hours. If you wanted a large frozen lasagna at 3 AM for under $10…
What’s your favourite thing about summer?
Jayde: Sitting at the beach and watching the sun disappear into the ocean. It’s one of my favourite things about coming back to Perth. Although we’ve moved, we all grew up here.
Shannan: Thigh sweat.
Tye: Warmth! I can’t stand the wet and cold because I’m a summer kitty.
What show/s are you looking forward to during Summer Nights or Fringe World?
Shannan: Temuan (The Meeting). Another physical theatre and multimedia work from the Singaporean-Malay peninsula. Synchronicity.
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