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“One of the most exciting young comedians I have seen in years. Concetta’s storytelling is a mix of disarming humour and lean-in honesty that simply sparkles on stage and leaves you hanging on her every word.” –  Phil Spencer, Festival Director

World Premiere

Concetta finally has a chance to be herself, but there’s one catch – she has to be someone else.

In 2013, Concetta, along with her mother and sister, must leave everything behind and flee to the other side of the country. Starting over in a new city with a new name, she’s adamant about living a life she’s always dreamed of (sleepovers, boys & spaghetti straps).

Siena is a one woman show that tells Concetta Caristo’s true story of living through domestic abuse, and the liberation in finding a new beginning.

Concetta Caristo is a rising star in Australian comedy. She’s appeared on your TV screens as a regular on ABC’s At Home Alone Together and made appearances on ABC’s Planet America, Reputation Rehab and Channel 10’s Celebrity Name Game. Handpicked by the Sydney Comedy Festival to host the prestigious 2021 Break Out Comedy showcase, she has performed at some of Sydney’s best venues including Enmore Theatre and The Comedy Store. You can hear her on FBi Radio, watch her videos on PedestrianTV or catch her live as the resident MC of A Likely Story at Giant Dwarf. As a survivor herself, Concetta is an outspoken voice on domestic violence, with her interview for The Kids Helpline on toxic relationships reaching over 1.8 million views.

“I find myself laughing hysterically one minute and balling my eyes out the next – such is the power of Caristo’s performance.” Theatre Travels

Presented by:

Writer/Performer Concetta Caristo
Photographer Monica Pronk

Time: 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm

Duration: 50 mins

Dates: Past Events, Fri 2 July, Sat 3 July

Venue: Wayside Chapel

Address: 95 Roscoe St, Bondi Beach NSW 2026

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