Naomi Rukavina

Naomi Rukavina is an actor with design sensitivities. We met up at the Malthouse and spoke about:


  • performing at the sydney opera house
  • show – away
  • being excited to see people
  • yielding to the director
  • being intimidating
  • giant posters of oneself
  • work environments
  • greek mythology
  • asking why
  • what it is to be an actor
  • ego
  • aesthetic
  • trusting the team your working with
  • injury
  • going to hollywood
  • entertainment and the value of it
  • stigma around being an actor
  • helping people workout how to feel about life events
  • literacy with physical and mental self and social and cultural construct
  • class
  • working out what you want and what you’re into
  • “what is what i’m doing, doing to me?” Matt Cornell
  • extravert and intravert




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Matt Cornell is based in the Asia-Pacific region and grew up in Darwin, on Larrakia land. He works through dance, choreography, sound, photography, and discussion to question the arbitrary configuration of systems, and is passionate about overcoming cognitive bias... to ask better questions… to dissolve malignant social narratives.

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