Melbourne’s Creative Drama and Arts Theatre returns with innovative production


On Saturday February 26 the Adult group of the Melbourne Community Creative Drama and Arts Theatre is presenting the theatrical performance “Mόνοι” (Greek for alone).

Based on a compilation of monologues and poems from Greek and global authors and poets, “Mόνοι” is adapted for the stage by Australian born director of Greek heritage Jeremy Artis. 

Director Jeremy Artis is part of the cast

The play is centered around the idea of belonging and discusses how individuals can find themselves lonely, longing for social interaction during a lockdown or rediscovering themselves after moving to a new country.

“I want the spectators -event those who don’t speak Greek- to connect with what is happening on stage and to participate either by following the monologues or with their senses,” the director said.

This is the first time Artis has directed for the Community Theatre, but he has been involved with short films and documentaries and has worked in theatre in Greece, where he grew up and completed his studies. He moved back to Melbourne in 2018 to become a filmmaker and is currently studying a Bachelor in Film and Television.

This play has been in the works since last year, and most of the rehearsals were conducted virtually due to the rolling lockdowns in Victoria. 

“We didn’t have much time for rehearsals and it was hard at times but I was determined to go ahead and make it work. 

“My idea was to create a dynamic performance that would go ahead if need be with reduced cast, no lights and no stage and I believe we have achieved a great result considering the circumstances.” 

A pre presentation of “Mόνοι” will be running at Melbourne’s Fairfield Amphitreatre on Saturday February 26 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased here. An official premiere will be held on March 20 at the Greek Centre. 




By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
Angelo Tsarouchas Skits and Wits tour


Latest News

Sydney’s Greek, Armenian and Assyrian communities March for Justice

The Armenian, Assyrian and Hellenic communities joined voices to demand Federal parliamentary recognition of their ancestors' genocides.

The Block winners Steph and Gian sell Bexley home for almost $2 million

Last year’s winners of The Block, Steph and Gian Ottavio, have sold their renovated home in Sydney's Bexley for $1,825,000.

Fantasy football start-up backed by Nick Kyrgios valued at zero dollars

A start-up backed by sports stars Nick Kyrgios, Steve Smith and Naomi Osaka is now being written down to $0 by its largest investor.

More than 114,200 Greek diaspora voters register for European elections

Greece's Interior Ministry has revealed that more than 114,200 voters have registered for mail-in balloting in the EU Parliament elections.

Greek and Turkish delegations meet in Athens to ease longstanding tensions 

Greece and Turkey met in Athens on Monday as part of long-standing efforts to improve often tense relations between the two countries.

You May Also Like

Traditional Cypriot recipes: Elioti

Niki Louca from My Greek Kitchen shares her favourite recipe for the traditional Cypriot savoury olive cake elioti.

From Print to Screen – The Greek Herald print newspaper goes digital

At only $1.75 per edition, you can now access the Greek Herald print paper through your tablet, smart phone, laptop and desktop computer.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis hails ‘full recovery’ of Greece’s tourism sector in 2022

Kyriakos Mitsotakis shared the success of the tourism sector in Greece for 2022 at the Tourism Ministry Event.