This week’s Home Delivery will see Julia Zemiro get to know actor and activist Yael Stone.
Yael Stone rocks up in a bright yellow van to meet Julia in Sydney’s Inner West. They drive to Balmain Public School, where Yael scored the job of school captain by gently mocking the teachers in her campaign speech.
Yael tells Julia stories of the close-knit and talented Stone family, with elder siblings Jake and Elana both successful musicians. At the Stables Theatre they discuss Yael’s career, up to phenomenal Orange is the New Black, and the enormously difficult decision to speak out against sexual harassment in the theatre world.
They end the day at Yael’s south of Sydney, meeting her sister Elana, and chatting about Yael’s decision to return her US Green Card to try and provoke action on climate change. In the backyard, Yael and Elana sing a song they wrote for bushfire relief.
Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery is a long form interview series in which the playful and always entertaining Julia Zemiro walks notable people through their old stomping grounds. With each step they uncover the people, places and events that shaped them into the person we know today.
A CJZ Production made in association with ABC. Series Producer Nick Price. Directed by Damian Davis. Executive Producers Damian Davis and Nick Murray. ABC Executive Producer Frances O’Riordan. ABC Head of Entertainment and Factual Josie Mason-Campbell.