After a sold out premier in September, Demetra Giannakopoulos’ live radio play returns on Friday 9 December for one night only. The live read radio play is a part of the Greek Community of Melbourne’s ‘Storytelling Project’ an initiative that looks to promotes Greek-Australian stories and storytelling.
‘Coming Out For Christmas’ is a touching story of a queer young woman’s complicated relationships with her mother, lover and best friends. It tackles the complexity of cultural constraints with a deft hand and highlights the importance of staying true to oneself.
Writer and director Demetra Giannakopoulos states “There is great courage at the heart of ‘Coming Out For Christmas’ … as it can be difficult to have honest conversations, where we seem to be diametrically opposed.”
The radio play stars Joanna Bakker playing the character of Alex, a third-generation Greek girl who is struggling to deal with her family’s less than ideal reaction to her being a lesbian. Bakker will be joined by the talents of Maria Pappas, Olivia Charalambous, Cosima Gilbert, and Rayhan Maskun, who will all revive their previous roles of Irini, Stav, Jodie, and Jamie.
Come along for a night of laughter, live music and heartfelt story with Demetra Giannakopoulos’ Live Radio Play – ‘Coming Out For Christmas’.