Carmela Caterina Tassone is a woman that places aren’t named after. Her name has never made newspaper headlines. You will never have heard of her. This is the story of her nondescript existence.
Playwright Chris Isaacs tells the story of one Italian immigrant woman, his grandmother, one of the many hundreds of people who migrated from Italy post WW11 and built their lives in Australia.
Chris explains his grandmother “… wasn’t spectacular but being not spectacular, but being someone who goes about your day as though the meal you’re cooking is the most important meal for the people you’re feeding or the tablecloth you’re looming is the most important tablecloth, these little things that we do accumulated over a life time create something quite special and I wanted to celebrate that.”
Caterina survived many hardships but brought her strength of character, commitment to hard work and love of family to this country.