Slavery to Southern Cross | A Storyteller Like No Other
LadyMoon Productions is proud to present “From Slavery to Southern Cross” on Friday 1 December 2018 at the Phoenix Theatre in Coniston.
Come along and listen to Storyteller Adreea Kindryd’s tales of an extraordinary life.
80 years young, a suicide saw Andreea first on stage at the age of 68. Trying to make sense of it, she discovered her love and natural talent for storytelling.
She Really Is Like No Other
With a family history of slavery came a lesson of love rather than hate.
It equipped Andreea to be one of the first two black staff hired by a major television studio, though she jokes that it took a riot to get her the job.
A young militant black woman, Andreea hung out with Malcolm X and ran errands for Martin Luther King, Jr.
She faced the challenges of a journey on the starship Enterprise, as Production Assistant for a Klansman’s son, named Gene Coon who wrote the most human of Star Trek’s scripts.
Sci-Fi icon Harlan Ellison called her “most lovely of women” and teasingly made her an honorary Jew, subject to 2000 years of retroactive persecution.
When Gene died Hollywood was no place for a black woman. She took off for Hong Kong with her mostly unhitched husband.
Andreea was soon on the Hippie Trail through Asia. Only reachable via Posts Restante even the FBI couldn’t find her. They tried!
Australia provided her with a home, a chance to make films and support Indigenous arts.
She has worked with Black Theatre, NAISDA Dance College and helped launch Bangarra Dance Theatre.
NSW has now been her home for almost 45 years now.
For more info and tickets: ladymoonproductions.com.au