We caught up with Anna McMahon, the only chick on the jobsite at Job’s Right – The Second Coat!
What’s Job’s Right – The Second Coat about?
7 years after Job’s Right…another day…another worksite….another client….another stuff up!
How did you find yourself in this show?
I am very lucky to say I was privileged to have worked with the talented Simon Denver and SRT last year in Rock In The Water – another successful SRT show winning over 30 awards around the 2014 South East Queensland Festival Circuit. Any excuse to be part of this company and their slick productions.
What was your first impression of the show? Of the role? (Had you seen the original installment of Job’s Right? Have you ever had a role like this?)
That is a very good question….having seen the first installment I certainly knew what I was in for! But if anyone had seen the first Job’s Right, they would remember from their belly hurting after laughing so much! My role is only 1 of 2 female characters…and all I can really say is….I am a female Chippie with a very, very bad attitude.
How did you prepare for the role? For working with a cast of all males except for “Aunty Joy”?
The wonderful thing about working with SRT is they are all about Team. For a faultless machine to work, one must trust, do what they are told and work hard…and the result is always something to be proud of. I have worked with these men and Aunty Joy a couple of times now…and I would always do it again in a heartbeat!
Describe the rehearsal room & rehearsal process.
Whether it be in Aunty Joy’s living room, spare back room, around her outdoor table, Brett’s outback shack, verandah or lounge room….SRT fits in spaces of all shapes and sizes! The rehearsal process is a fun one – all about comradery, trusting who you work with and making a commitment to your team.
Tell us about working with SRT & Job’s Right Productions.
An experience I would do again and again and again. SRT is professional to the letter, and Job’s Right Productions certainly are not any different.
Tell us about touring and why it’s important to take this show on the road, to three different venues on the Sunshine Coast.
A professional show performed by professional actors on the Sunshine Coast at affordable prices…what more can I say? If Mohammad won’t come to the Mountain, take the Mountain to Mohammad…if the audience don’t hear about Job’s Right, we will shout louder! Oh…and you will laugh until it hurts.
Why should we see Job’s Right – The Second Coat? What do audiences love about it?
Right from the voiceover at the beginning of the show…you are in for a treat! If you like a good laugh, you cannot afford to miss Job’s Right –Second Coat!
What sort of theatre do you want to see continue being made on the Sunshine Coast?
The same opportunities and standards that Brisbane and Sydney have should exist on the Sunshine Coast. The talent is evident, the need is there…no excuses Queensland, it’s time for our Coast to shine with the rest of them.
How does performing fit in around your other life as a teacher?
My life is a stage, my passion is theatre….when you have feelings like this, you just make it fit.
What do you think performing does for other areas of your life, like teaching, meeting people, etc?
Performance and The Arts is who I am as a teacher. That is my greatest strength in the classroom. Who doesn’t remember that teacher who told jokes, used funny voices, dressed up, told stories and made learning fun and engaging. Taking you on a learning journey to remember. It’s also not just about what it gives me but what the Arts gives kids.
What do you want to do next?
Well what I WANT to do next…that’s quite an easy one….is to be a regular on Playschool.
What am I going to do next in the meantime? Just keep swimming….acting…performing….teaching.
See Anna, Aunty Joy and all the boys in Job’s Right – The Second Coat at Nambour Civic Centre tonight, tomorrow night & Saturday and at The J, Noosa June 3, 4 & 6