I’m a whole world away, 9283 miles away from home. Home is where the heart is, but where does my heart belong?
Helen Yotis Patterson has interviewed dozens of Greek and Cypriot men and women who migrated to Australia in the 50s, 60s and 70s and has written an incredible array of stories based on their personal experiences. Their stories vary from factory workers, business men and risk takers to young lovers and survivors of war. Their hard work, their joys and heartbreaks are accompanied once again by the soulful Greek music of their time.
These true stories are both heartbreaking and exhilarating, capturing in so many ways what it means to be Australian.
★★★★ ‘A moving tribute to the courage and resilience of migrants, and an open road into the Greek soul…’ – The Age
‘A seamless hybrid of story and song…’ – Cameron Woodhead, The Age
‘The three voices…are enchanting’ – Chris Boyd, The Australian
‘A magnificent and joyous celebration’ – Patricia Di Risio, Stage Whispers
Content Warnings: Violence, Sexual violence, War, Domestic Violence, Suicide
Written by Helen Yotis
Woman 1 – Helen Yotis (she/her)
Woman 2 – Artemis Ioannides(she/her)
Man 1 – Thomas Papathanassiou
Man 2 – Zoy Frangos(he/him)
Director – Alkisti Pitsaki(she/her)
Musical Director – Andrew Patterson / Ana Mitsikas
Piano – Ana Mitsikas(she/her)
Bouzouki – Jacob Papadopoulos
Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.
Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.