Koraly: “I say the wrong things all the time”
A story of love, family, culture, and the pressure to conform in the face of one’s true self.
In November 2016 Koraly Dimitriadis had her debut premiere season of her first one-women poetic play, Koraly: “I say the wrong things all the time” at Melbourne’s La Mama Theatre Courthouse to much acclaim and praise. Directed by the talented international director, Olga Aristodemou, music design by Christian Bianco and lighting by Helen Papadomanolakis, the play is written, created and performed by Koraly and includes Greek dance and multimedia projections. Koraly hopes to tour the show in the future. Proudly supported by The Greek Centre, Vanilla Cafe and Easy Tiger Studios. The play was also in the top picks for shows to see in The Age.
“She is merciless…KORALY: “I say the wrong this all the time” is astounding…powerful acting…a play of pure emotion and passion, a determined endeavor to enlighten every woman to strive for self love, self-acceptance, to not tolerate being silenced and to stand up against any form of female subjugation, very charismatic theatre, I enjoyed it immensely.”
– Stage Whispers Read full review
“Dimitriadis successfully highlights the contradictions in trying to ‘authentically’ belong through a keen juxtaposition between the feminist struggle to reconcile politics with personal pleasure, and the cultural struggle to reconcile ‘Australian-ness’ with being a ‘daughter of migrants’.”
– Theatre People Read full review
History : Good Greek Girl
Koraly wrote, directed and performed in the poetic monologue. Following on from their collaborative performances, Nick Tsiavos accompanied Koraly on double bass. The show incorporated her film, Greek dance, Greek music and a song she wrote with UK singer/songwriter, Melpomeni for her poem ‘Surrender’.
Good Greek Girl formed the basis for Koraly’s premier season at La Mama Koraly : “I say the wrong things all the time”. Koraly would like to thank Paul Capsis and Katerina Kotsonis for mentorship and guidance.
Read a review by Ania Walwitz