Daria Wain is a multitalented belle of Brisbane Arts. As Rosie Peaches, she runs popular cabaret-burlesque evenings at The Hideaway. For Anywhere Fest, she brings her one-woman cabaret to the Bell Brothers Building in Fortitude Valley.
Q. Describe your show/s in under 25 words.
A. A one-woman cabaret and international collaboration revealing the ridiculous in love and relationships. Or “The Failed Love Life of a 20-Something Brisbane Girl”.
Q. Anywhere Festival is about making art everywhere. What makes your venue unique?
A. Our venue is a foyer in a 1920s heritage-listed building, which really sets the scene of a romantic, vintage cabaret. We’re really using the space as it is, projecting video onto the walls, hanging lights from the balconettes and using the chandelier and wood panelling as part of our set design. Oh, and it’s opposite an adult store, so you can pick up something after the show … maybe?
Q. If your show were a new My Little Pony, what would it look like? What would its superpower be?
It would be wearing a cardigan and drinking a glass of gin and tonic. Its superpower would be similar to Cupid’s: makin’ love and breakin’ hearts all with a nonchalant flick of the wrist [or hoof! — ed.].
Q. Tell us the story of your most awkward date, first or otherwise.
My most awkward date was … there’ve been so many! The one who moved to Australia after a summer fling in Europe, the ex who apologised at the end of the date for breaking up with me three years prior, the one where an ex arrived to crash our date, the boy who told me he’d take me on an adventure only to regale me with stories of his pet chickens…
Overexposed! runs in the foyer of the Bell Bros. Building from 10 to 19 May, 2013.