A Quick Chat With Adam Rennie

AussieTheatre.com catches up with Adam Rennie.  

After a brief hiatus, AussieTheatre.com brings back the “Quick Chat” column. Today we chat with Adam Rennie, co-creator of the Wheels of A Dream series. 
Adam RennieAs a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?A farmer. Then a ventriloquist. I still have the doll…
Who is the most important person in the world to you? My family and my friends
What animal best represents you and why? I’ve always liked tigers…
If you were a contestant on Deal or No Deal, how much would you need to be on offer before you walked away? Much less than I say I would when watching at home! 
What’s the worst date you’ve ever had?My first date ever. Stilted conversation over coffee, a bad move, followed by a “Family Emergency” for my quick exit. 
Windows or MAC? 100% MAC
Which Spice Girl was your favourite? Uh, Ginger?
Who is the actor you would be most like to work alongside? USA – Sally FieldAUS – Chris Lilley
What five songs would be the first you put a mix tape? ?Send me the Manual – Vanessa AmorossiDinosaur – KisschaseyMamma Knows Best – Jessie JCan I walk with you – India ArieThen lots of Music Theatre – mainly La Chiusa 
What is the best thing about theatre in Australia? It’s a small community which means there isn’t too much room for egos. Everyone is supportive and approachable
What is the worst thing about theatre in Australia? That there just isn’t enough work for all the people who deserve it.
Favourite food? Anything sugary. Always sugar. I survived Uni on Powerade and Starburst
What would you do if you found a wallet on the ground? ?Take it to the police
What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?  Working at a call centre for the government’s failed insulation scheme. Hideous. 
What’s the first website you visit when you come online?  YOUTUBE
Name one moment when you looked around, breathed happily and felt content.??Bike riding in Central Park, realising that the choice to follow my passion has lead me to some amazing places and to people I could not live without. 
Red or white?  Pear Cider – I’m obsessed!
Where is the most interesting place you have travelled?  The place I was most interested in has to be New York, but the most interesting place was Korea. 
Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?  I’m trying not to say Elaine Stritch…
Where do you see yourself in five years? ??Happy, creatively satisfied and financially stable
Check out Wheels of A Dream on Facebook 
See Wheels Of A Dream episodes here

Erin James

Erin James is AussieTheatre.com's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

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