8 Questions with Andrew Sutherland

Andrew Sutherland is an Australian playwright. His play a line could be crossed and you would slowly cease to be is featured at the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2021.

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Which talent would you most like to have?

Right now, I would like to have an extraordinarily disciplined work ethic. That or cataclysmic Phoenix powers like Jean Grey in X-Men.


What is your most treasured possession?

From a practical point of view, probably my phone or my medication (yikes).


What is your idea of perfect happiness?

A really peaceful sleep.


What is your motto?

I wish I had a good one, like Donna Haraway’s “make kin not babies”. Sadly, the closest I have is that I’ve started saying YEET when I teach high school students. It really gets them on side (I’m cool!!)


How would you like to die?

With no one mad at me for anything.


If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would it be?

I would very much like to be an oblong turtle living in Galup (Lake Monger), which is a lake near where I am living.


What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Temperance? Or dignity.


What is your current state of mind?

A bit scattered, a bit heavy. I’m struggling to finish a thought at the moment. I was trying to think of a simile to describe the feeling, but: the struggle.