Zoë NL is one of Seizure’s favourite repeat offenders, but she’s also involved in so much more. Comedian, actor, writer and all round bag of awesome.
What do you do in your day job/life?
That depends what day it is. If it’s Monday or Tuesday, I’m at Bondi Beach making theatre with the Tamarama Rock Surfers. If it’s later in the week I’m sitting at home in my pyjamas making sure captions are going to air on all the ABC channels and drinking a medically irresponsible amount of coffee. If it’s night time or the weekends I’m probably reading a story somewhere or watching a play or working on the National Young Writers’ Festival.
What did your grandmother do for money?
Aside from bearing the obese cross that is my grandfather for 65 years she briefly and variously worked as a hairdresser at MacDowell’s department store & Norman Flohms on Pitt St, an usherette at a live theatre called The Tattler & in a chemist shop on the corner of Bent & Phillip Sts & as an assistant in a lingerie boutique in town.
What’s your process for writing or do you free-ball?
I free-ball, and by free-ball I mean I vomit words. I vomit and then I pan the vomit words for gold. Sometimes there’s boom sometimes there’s bust.
If you were stuck on a desert island what would you write about?
Not sure, but it would probably be written in poo smeared up and down the trunk length of a palm tree.
What’s the one invention that you thought would have been invented by now?
Ok, this will sound really stupid, and it’s well worth bearing in mind that I can’t drive, but I can’t believe that there isn’t some rubber device that gets fitted around the circumference of all cars, making car accidents injury & fatality free and even fun in manner of bumper-cars.
A piece of advice your sixteen year old self would give you.
She’d tell me to attend to my eyebrows.
I’m working on a one woman show which will be on at The Old Fitz in Feb, and trying my hand at writing a book.