Good Greek Girl (La Mama Theatre show)
What does a Good Greek Girl do?
You’ll have to come to my show to find out!
5th, 6th, 7th November
7:30 sharp start (nobody comes in after that!)
La Mama Theatre
205 Faraday Street, Carlton
“I studied accounting, had the big fat Greek wedding. We purchased our working-class, suburban picket fence, birthed our daughter. I did everything I was supposed to.
Ten years later I fall from wog grace, land in the
single-parents Centerlink queue. Mum wants to bury herself in Springvale Cemetery. This wasn’t meant to happen. Then I’m introduced to men and dating.
But I don’t fuck and tell. Not me. I’m a Good Greek Girl.”
What does it mean to be a female born in Australia but raised in a migrant culture? Is it easier just to be a Good Greek Girl? What happens when you do that and it all falls apart?
Following on from their poignant one-off collaborations, Nick Tsiavos and Koraly Dimitriadis explore the space between music, film, language and theatre.
Koraly is a widely published Cypriot-Australian writer and performer. She is the author of the controversial bestselling Love and F**k Poems. Koraly received an Australia Council ArtStart grant this year and wrote, produced and co-directed four films of her poems, one of which will be incorporated into the theatre production Good Greek Girl. Koraly presents on 3CR radio and has a residency at Brunswick Street Bookstore. She is mentored by Christos Tsiolkas. www.koralydimitriadis.com
Nick Tsiavos is a bassist and composer whose work operates at the intersections of a number of cultural boundaries: from the mystery and beauty of 6th century Byzantium and the 12th century Medieval West, to the instability and anarchy of the present. He explores the musical possibilities that occur when Ancient Chant collides with the energies of Modernism, contemporary Minimalism and experimental improvisation. http://nicktsiavos.net/
Film: Extract from the Good Greek Girls film project
Films was written, co-directed and produced by Koraly Dimitriadis. Cinematographer and co-director, Nathan Little. The films are adapted from Koraly’s poems from her book, Love and Fuck Poems, and from her upcoming book, Good Greek Girls. Partially funded by Australia Council. A selection will be screened at the 2013 Greek Film Festival.