A story of quiet revolution, female friendship and resilience.


Sisters-in-law Margie and Cath haven’t seen each other in years. Now coming together again for the Mackenzie Clan festival, they both begin to recall their marriages to two troubled and violent brothers, their bond that sustained them, and their friend Stella who inspired them. 

From award-winning playwright Donna Abela (Jump for Jordan) this story is sobering, heartwarming and fiercely truthful.

A story made by women, about women, for everyone. Come and see how Stella started it.

Presented by Green Door Theatre Company
Image: Jasmin Simmons

Batch Two-Pack
Two shows on the same night for $50 (saving up to 30%)
Wednesday 22 April
Thursday 23 April
Friday 24 April
Saturday 25 April

Cast & Creatives

Playwright Donna Abela
Director Sophie Kelly
Producer Leila Enright
With Zoe Carides and Deborah Galanos

Supported By

A keyhole reading of Stella Started It took place at kxt’s Storytellers Festival 2019.