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Angus Cerini Angus Cerini i(A66564 works by)
Born: Established: 1974 ;
Gender: Male
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Most Referenced Works


  • Angus Cerini's solo show Filch won a fringe award in 2000, other solo shows include Fuckwit and The Prima Facie Kid. He co-wrote Debrief seen at TheatreWorks.

Personal Awards

2012 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Second stage development of 'PROJECT ROOSTER'
2008 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Creative development of 'The Butcher'

Awards for Works

The Bleeding Tree 2015 single work drama

'In an isolated farmhouse, outside a small country town – a woman and her daughters have just killed their abusive man of the house. Known throughout the district as a cur and a dog, the women set about disposing of his body. However their task becomes fraught when several of the local villagers choose to pay a visit and grow suspicious at their behaviour – will their act become exposed before they can dispose of the body? A lyrical exploration of family, violence and revenge against a backdrop of a brutal, rural Australian landscape.' (Play summary)

2016 winner Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Play
2016 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting
2016 winner AWGIE Awards David Williamson Prize
2016 winner AWGIE Awards Stage Award
2015 winner Sydney Theatre Awards Best New Australian Work
2014 winner Griffin Award for New Australian Playwriting
Resplendence 2014 single work drama

'A man sits alone in a room assailed by the world around him. He does not know how to act, nor what impact his actions could possibly have. When he is faced with a situation that forces him to respond, what will it reveal?

'Angus Cerini is utterly unique and very exciting. Following the success of multi-award winning Save for Crying and Wretch, angus cerini / doubletap’s latest offering promises to be compelling, energetic and beautiful.

'An expressionistic response to the world in which we live, and the very nature of existence – powerful, nonsensical and beyond our control.' (Publication summary)

2015 winner Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Louis Esson Prize for Drama
Scowl 2012 single work drama 'Lovely nice soft cream centres is what I'm talking about. Ooh pop em in me mouth. Slipping on in there between me lips. Nice and hard.

Angus Cerini's uniquely compelling, distinctively Australian voice brings us in to the dark and funny world of Jean and Annie, two elderly sisters - one foul mouthed and bitter, one filthy mouthed and randy. A grimy world of betrayal and forgiveness, of memory of home and of love lost. The question is whose memory? Whose home? Whose love?

An interrogation of Australia's past from a deeply human place, which peels back layers of recrimination through a wild ride, and soft-centred choccies.' (Source:
2012 shortlisted Griffin Award for New Australian Playwriting
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