"My mother talks of her childhood in Croatia and her life-changing voyage to Australia with such gusto, humility and hilarity that she always leaves me in tears – of sadness and joy. For years I've wanted to bring her story to the stage. When I met Melita Rowston working on a production about Asylum seekers, I knew I'd found the writer and director who would help me bring my mother's story to life with love and laughter."
As well as the vocal support from Mara Knezevic, Josipa is accompanied on stage by two outstanding musicians, Michael O'Donnell (violin, viola, guitar) and Crystal Moloney (accordion, flute, guitar). The way they can seamlessly transition between musical instruments is impressive, to say the least.
It's no surprise that Ljubičica won the Best Music Award at the Sydney Fringe Festival.