ACTRESS | STORYTELLER
The Front Door
“Shut the door! Were you born in a tent?!”
– Everyone’s mothers proverb
‘What do I want to say?’ is the question I’m forever coming back to. I’m an Australian, born to an Italian and a Greek, who’s living in Canada as a woman of the 21st century. I have a lot to say.
Storytelling is one of the oldest rituals in the world. We share stories to remember, to entertain, to provoke change. We give voice to the voiceless but when that voice is funnelled through a very limited perspective, then limited conversations is what we end up with. I believe, without a shadow of a doubt, that when we include more diverse stories from more perspectives, more genders, more ethnicities, more sexual preferences, more abilities, more socioeconomic backgrounds and more ages, we create rich, interesting, complex and entertaining perspectives for better conversations. Now remembering that it’s called show – business, more engagement means more dollars.
What we say matters, what we do matters and if the conjunction of the two doesn’t have a platform to exist upon then we get up and make it happen.
As storyteller’s our wealth lies in both the monetary and the experiential we so courageously and vulnerably explore. Whether it be on the stage of a small independent theatre or for a blockbuster on the big screen. We have the ability to change lives, to change minds and to save lives. Maybe not on the ER table but in conversations at your own table. And so, I invite you to explore this home I’ve set up, to take it out to the streets and onto your own table.
What do you want to say?