Behind the scenes

Maria Mercedes on the highs and lows of acting

One of Australia’s most adored screen and stage actors, Melbourne-based Maria Mercedes is drawn to characters she wouldn’t ordinarily know or understand. For her leading role in Taxithi – An Australian Odyssey, however, Maria felt the pull from somewhere familiar—the heartfelt immigration stories of her Greek family. Ahead of her upcoming performance in Taxithi – […]

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Living histories with Taxithi’s Helen Yotis Patterson

Born to Greek immigrants, Helen Yotis Patterson is a Melbourne-based writer and performer whose childhood was furnished with the honest and impassioned stories of her late grandmother’s life in Greece and experience of relocating to Australia. With a firm connection to her family’s past and an acute need to catalogue and share the untold immigration […]

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