Five minutes with Ngoc Phan
Ngoc is an actor and playwright. Her theatre credits include A Streetcar named Desire and The Village (La Boite Theatre Company); Splendour (Now Look Here); Dolores (Anywhere Festival) The Motion of Light in Water and After all this (Elbow Room); Hedonism’s Second Album (La Boite indie); Speaking in Tongues (Antix productions) and Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Canute productions). Her screen credits include Tidelands (Netflix Australia/Hoodlum); Australia Day (Hoodlum/Foxtel); Freudian Slip Web series (Broken Head Productions) QLD Government Road Safety Speeding Commercial (Two little Indians); Pawno (Toothless pictures); Schapelle (Fremantle Media); At World’s End (New Holland Pictures); Sea Patrol (Nine Network); Terra Nova and Secrets and Lies (Network Ten) and the AFI award winning film The Black Balloon. Ngoc was an Artist-in Residence at La Boite Theatre Company in 2016 and will be continuing that position in 2018. She was also one of the participants in the Lotus First Draft Program supported by Playwriting Australia and Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP). Ngoc Phan graduated from the WAAPA Acting program and studied at the Atlantic Acting School in New York doing the Practical Aesthetics Summer Intensive.
Five minutes with Ngoc…
Have you been involved in any other interesting projects recently?
I just finished a season of The Village with La Boite. This was a very special show as it centres around important and diverse stories from people who come from a refugee or asylum seeker background. I was also involved in a comedy web series called Freudian Slip which takes Freud’s theory of the split self to externalise internal dilemmas around the beginnings of a relationship.
Tell us three interesting facts about you
1. I went to a Keith Urban concert once and he gave me his guitar
2. I don’t like feet
3. I’ve skydived
What attracted you to this project?
Having so many diverse art practices (ie dance, acting, music) in the one space to bring Suzie’s text to life.
Describe the show in a single sentence.
It is about exploring the human existence in this ever-expanding universe through the lens of mathematics and Physics theorems.
What are you most looking forward to starting rehearsals?
Learning more about physics theories and expressing them through dance and acting.
Finish this sentence: Maths is…
a quest for certainty in a universe that will always have uncertainty.
Share your favourite quote from the show
All language is a longing for home. -Rumi