Producer for “Georgina” – A Contemporary Australian Play

We all have a dream in our life, a goal we want to achieve. From the time I was 4 years old, I have been yearning to tell my mother’s life story. Now, my long-awaited dream is about to come true, as my best-selling book will soon become a contemporary Australian play.

Exciting News!  Georgina 2020

 

Gabriella’s book Georgina is being made into a stage production!

Step 1 – Write A Best Selling Book

After a lifetime of wishing, five years ago I actually found the inspiration to write Georgina’s story. The book, “Georgina Holocaust Memoirs,” became an overnight best seller and my life changed completely. I quit my job and concentrated on this goal, working relentlessly. Throughout this exciting journey, I met so many people who wanted to support and help me. It has been an amazing five years!

During this time, I became an accomplished public speaker, being invited to an amazing number of venues and events. Through this work, I have also helped others to achieve their speaking goals.

Step 2 – Meet A Contemporary Australian Playwright

On 14th July 2019, my life changed again, through a phone conversation with Jay Corr, an international, award-winning playwright. Jay and I had an instant rapport. (Read my blog on Jay Corr, here)

When Jay agreed to take on the project and write the stage play, I decided to go to Hungary, to collect evidence about my mother being locked up in the notorious “House of Terror.” I also wanted to find further information about my grandfather.

While I was in Hungary, Jay called me. He had completed his work and turned Georgina into an Australian play!

The next Herculean task was to find a suitable theatre, plus the funds to finance it, so the stage play could become a reality.

Step 3 – Produce a Contemporary Australian Play

So, overnight I went from author to producer! Producing a play is no small feat, particularly if you have not done it before. It involves finding the right theatre, promoting, financing and overseeing every little detail, ensuring that Georgina lives again!

The number of blind alleys I was led into was incredible! Some people, “wanting to help,” told me it was impossible. They said that, because the play had never been seen, I would not find a theatre willing to take the risk.

Luckily, Jay was there to support me throughout the whole experience. He has always encouraged me, and with his knowledge of Australian plays, he has been fantastic!

Finally, we settled on the Hellenic Greek Theatre in Marrickville, where the preview of “Georgina, The Play” will be performed on 21, 22, 23 August, 2020. You can Purchase Tickets here.

The warmth, cooperation and help we received from the managers of this theatre has been outstanding. I am really looking forward to working with them. Further good news is that other theatres have also expressed an interest and want our contemporary Australian play to come to them, too. More of this later!

Georgina – The Play

Venue: Hellenic Greek Theatre, 

Building 36/142 Addison Rd, Marrickville, NSW 2204

Tickets can be purchased here:

First Show – 21st August 2020 :
http://eventbrite.com.au/e/79300025511

Second Show – 22nd August 2020 :
http://eventbrite.com.au/e/82606154231

Third Show – 23rd August 2020 :
http://eventbrite.com.au/e/82606296657