A NEW Border work delving into the injustice and hardship for women in history will really hit home.
Edlmayr by The Reginas (Albury-based Emily Weavers and Coralie Schell) is a personal story about a woman's experience of war, as told by her granddaughter, Schell.
Schell said the project had been in the pipeline for two years.
"It stems from our passions around the injustices of gender-based violence," she said.
"But we wanted our show to represent women as strong people, determined and resilient."
Using cabaret, music and dialogue, Edlmayr opens a conversation about the resilience and resourcefulness of women in wartime.
Edlmayr focuses on Freda, who is dealing with hardship in post World War II Austria.
Later she migrated to Bonegilla, eventually meeting her husband at Port Kembla.
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"In Austria she had three children to three different dads, which was quite unconventional for that generation," Schell said.
"But then she stayed with the man who abused her on a regular basis, knowing that she was capable of moving on and finding another partner."
Schell said the #metoo movement had influenced the timing of the project.
"It goes beyond my family; I feel like I wouldn't be the only woman in the world who knew women affected by gender-based violence."
Edlmayr by The Reginas is part of HotHouse's CELSIUS:Independent Theatre program.