Betty BobbitT


Image by Sarah Walker

DSP: Who are you in this world? What is your Normal? 
BB: I am an Elder but not a normal one. I am who I am.

DSP: Who were you at the beginning of this project? 
BB: I was me. A woman with over sixty years of professional experience in show business!

DSP: Who have you become through this project or by the end of the last show? What is your new normal? 
BB: I have become more understanding and knowledgeable of what it is like for the variety of disability actors In our industry.

DSP: Through this process how do you foresee arriving at the next stage, if that was to become a reality? What do you want to normalise? 
BB: I tend to take each stage as it is, hopeful of the best outcome. Sometimes that isn’t easy but every show brings challenges and learning processes.

DSP: What is paradise and what does it look like to you? 
BB: My garden is my greatest comfort. My partner is too. So are my sons and grandkids. And my dog. And the piano. And close friends. I am one lucky woman.

DSP: Is theatre / performance art needed in paradise? Why?
BB: I love theatre gigs the most. Love the process and satisfaction. The connections and routines. The feeling of belonging.

DSP: Does working with the DSP beat baked ricotta? What were you like in your twenties?
BB: No. …. In my 20’s I was trusting, funny, talented, eager, pretty, ready for babies, a lover of history and books.

DSP: What is the one thing people say about you the most?
BB: “I loved you in Prisoner!”

DSP: Name 3 to 10 survival things you have / need / would like to have in your tool belt? (for everyday, as an artist and in the bush)
BB: I don’t wear belts. As an artist I would need my glasses, mug, notebook, pen and dictionary. In the bush I would need Mig, an axe, a knife, matches, seeds, onions and a motorised chair.

DSP: Can you identify and share one pivotal moment, that was the turning point for you as an artist and a person in this project? 
BB: The 3 actors who left us made an impact on me.

DSP: What was the hardest and the most fun or funniest thing in this process?
BB: The hardest were the final rehearsal days. So Different to what I was used to. A learning process but stressful. The funniest is that I can’t remember what was.

DSP: Is there a fun fact about you, you would like to share here?
BB: Probably not.

DSP: Industry history, awards and other works that you would like to share, if at all!
BB: My work bio is long .. 1958 to 2020 .. I can send you a copy if you need it or you can just ask specific questions!!