Driftwood – The Musical: An epic story of love, courage, survival …. and foldable umbrellas
Driftwood – The Musical tells the inspirational story of renowned Austrian/Australian sculptor Karl Duldig and his artist/inventor wife, Slawa Horowitz-Duldig, based on Eva de Jong-Duldig’s critically acclaimed memoir. We follow their lives in pre-war Vienna, Slawa’s ingenious invention of the foldable umbrella, and an incredible chain of events after miraculously escaping the Holocaust and rebuilding their careers as artists in Melbourne.
A magical story of art and creativity, survival and perseverance, family, freedom and love.
This epic story has been adapted for the stage by award-winning playwright Jane Bodie, based on the original memoir by Eva de Jong-Duldig. It features original Music and Arrangements by Anthony Barnhill with Lyrics by Anthony Barnhill, Tania de Jong AM and Jane Bodie.
The production made its world premiere at Alexander Theatre and Chapel off Chapel in May 2023. It is now available for seasons, festivals and touring around Australia and internationally.
Driftwood at the Alexander Theatre, May 2022. Photo: Cameron Grant, Parenthesy
Please join us for the upcoming season from 3-21 May 2023 followed by performances in Sydney. Learn more at: https://driftwoodthemusical.com.au
Read testimonials and reviews from our first season here.
TNT Radio – Mind Medicine Show
Tania de Jong AM is a trail-blazing Australian soprano, global speaker, award-winning social entrepreneur and Executive Director of Mind Medicine Australia. Charles Kovess is Australia’s Passion Provocateur. Join Tania and Charles in exploring solutions to the Mental Health crisis.
Listen to the show every second Saturday at 1-3PM (AEDT).
Defy All Conventions
11th November 2021 – It’s Time to RETHINK, CREATE and CHANGE the way we connect.
Recognised internationally for her ability to adapt to virtual and hybrid over the past year, Tania de Jong AM brings her innovation and creativity to the stage at MCEC for Defy All Conventions.
Fantastic Fungi Global Summit 2021
Tania will be speaking at the Fantastic Fungi Global Summit 2021. Featuring some of the top experts and thought leaders: Michael Pollen, Paul Stamets, Deepak Chopra, Dr Andrew Weil, Eugenia Bone, Suzanne Simard, and more!
And you’re invited to attend (For Free!) and learn all the ways you can benefit from the healing power of mushrooms.⠀
Book your tickets now!
A special performance for Ritchie’s 150th Anniversary Gala Ball At Crown Casino
Tania’s singing group, Pot-Pourri presented a special performance for Ritchie’s 150th Anniversary Gala Ball At Crown Casino in May 2021.
Read the client testimonial here:
Featured Media Picks
Wellspring Mag, December 2021
In our latest article and interview, Tania de Jong AM, Executive Director at Mind Medicine Australia, discusses the re-emergence of psychedelic-assisted therapy. Tania explores the power of psilocybin and Syrian rue in mental illness treatment and the misconceptions surrounding psychedelics. Read the article here.
Perspectives Podcast with Sharon Pearson, June 2021
Today my extraordinary guest is Tania de Jong AM, the Founder and Executive Director of Mind Medicine Australia. Tania is listed on the 100 most influential people in psychedelics in the world for her remarkable work in a field that is maybe to some of us, a little left of centre and that is working to ensure that some psychedelics, namely psilocybin and MDMA become legalised within Australia for therapeutic purposes. Listen to the full podcast here.
ABC Sydney Evenings with Sarah MacDonald, April 2021
Sarah MacDonald interviews Tania de Jong AM on ABC Sydney Evenings. Listen to the full interview here.
Thinkers & Doers, Wellbeing Magazine, January 2021
With the voice of an angel, the heart of a lion and the soul of a mystic, Tania de Jong AM leads a varied and productive life. She is a gifted soprano with an entrepreneurial flair and a passion for giving. Having built numerous businesses, performed in countless venues, released many CDs and established three charities, her latest vision is to transform the treatment of mental illness in Australia. Read the article here
Ari in the Air Podcast, September 2020
Tania is an inspirational speaker, opera singer, business woman and social entrepreneur. She is the co-founder of Mind Medicine Australia, a non-profit working to legalise psychedelics for clinical use in Australia. Her history is quite unlikely for such an endeavor, which makes it all the more interesting. In this episode we talk about her own journey into psychedelics as well as my own, we talk about the frightening state of discourse in the world and what it’s like to hold contrarian views that oppose the current mob of group thinkers. This is an awesome episode and I’m stoked to bring it to you. Listen to the podcast here
The Third Wave Podcast, August 2020
The Third Wave takes you inside the ongoing evolution of the global psychedelic renaissance, presenting insightful dialogue with cutting edge scientists, entrepreneurs, therapists, authors, philosophers. In this wide-ranging podcast, Tania de Jong AM and Paul F. Austin talk about mental health, surviving trauma, the mind-altering power of music, catapulting into the cosmos with psychedelics, kangaroos, and folding umbrellas. Listen to the podcast here