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Mary Coustas

portrait of young girl with dark hair in a ponytail

Mary Coustas
Photograph: © Ken Evans, 1986

Member 1987 - 1989
Creative team
Who Are You
Production team
Snapshot


Mary became a member of Handspan after being in the cast of A Change of Face in1986, written by Andrea Lemon and directed by Carmelina Di Guglielmo.

She developed her Greek-Australian character, Angela from A Change of Face further, in Handspan's follow-up schools production, Who Are You (1986), and took many of Angela's characteristics into Wogs Out Of Work when she joined its cast in 1987.

""Wogs Out of Works"" was a ground-breaking and popular comic production that again explored the experience of second generation migrants in Australia. It led to further successful stage works in the genre, and to the popular television series Acropolis Now (1989 - 1992) in which Mary appeared as Effie, a loud mouthed Greek Australian hairdresser famous for her malapropisms.