• Peter and Dot Barclay

    Peter and Dot Barclay

  • Olivia Gesini and Richard Refshauge

    Olivia Gesini and Richard Refshauge

  • June and Laurie O'Donnell

    June and Laurie O'Donnell

  • Geoff Rowland and Lex Marinos

    Geoff Rowland and Lex Marinos

  • Harriet Elvin, Rosie Rocketson and Helen Musa

    Harriet Elvin, Rosie Rocketson and Helen Musa

  • Louise Douglas and Andrew Gray

    Louise Douglas and Andrew Gray

  • Gil Hugonnet and Rim Chapman

    Gil Hugonnet and Rim Chapman

  • Emilio Cataldo and Angelo Cataldo

    Emilio Cataldo and Angelo Cataldo

  • Sarah Cowdery. Mikelangelo, Grant Batersby and Yolande Norris

    Sarah Cowdery. Mikelangelo, Grant Batersby and Yolande Norris

  • David Caffery, Mikelangelo and Emilio Cataldo

    David Caffery, Mikelangelo and Emilio Cataldo

  • Con Tsoulias and Sophia Marinos

    Con Tsoulias and Sophia Marinos

  • Bruce Carmichael and Scott Rankin

    Bruce Carmichael and Scott Rankin

  • Andrew Gray, Elyse Heselhurst and Mario Marangoni

    Andrew Gray, Elyse Heselhurst and Mario Marangoni

  • Tadusch 'Teddy' Zuschlag

    Tadusch 'Teddy' Zuschlag

Big hArt Launch - Ghosts in the Scheme

10 June 2015

Big hArt is an arts and social change theatre company with 25 years of collaborative creativity to find, write and tell the stories that form the layers of our Australian communities, and working with them to involve and engage often with those most marginalized.  

In a launch of a different kind at the Ottoman, a place that has become a kind of ancestral home for the company as the closing night choice for all their previous Canberra seasons with feasting and imbibing depending on the box office receipts, on this occasion had some famous locals in the spotlight telling their immigration stories.
The Cataldos, Angelo and Emilio relived theirs with Mikelangelo ( Mikel Simic of the Black Sea Gentlemen) putting to song the story he’d arranged from their family story with Dino Nikias and Con Tsoulias adding to the reminiscing which gave us all an idea of Big hArt’s new project

It’s called Project Cosmopolitana and will culminate in the production Ghosts in the Scheme at the Canberra Theatre in September with Cooma in the spotlight as writer director Scott Rankin delves into the underbelly of the town that saw a multicultural  influx of mammoth proportions for the Snowy Mountains Scheme.