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Angus Cerini Angus Cerini i(A66564 works by)
Born: Established: 1974 ;
Gender: Male
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Writer, performer, and director.

Angus Cerini has a background in dance, which influences the physicality of his theatre works. His works have toured both nationally and internationally, and have been awarded in Australia, Germany, and Ireland. Among his awards are the Patrick White Playwrights’ Award and the Griffin Award, as well as multiple Green Room Award nominations.

Cerini has been associated with theatre companies including Griffin Theatre (for which he was resident playwright), the Sydney Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre company, and Melbourne Theatre Company.

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.

Awards for Works

Wonnangatta 2020 single work drama

'Wonnangatta Station, 1918. Two men arrive at a dark and empty farmhouse looking for the manager, their friend Jim Barclay. No one’s heard from him for more than a month. Something’s amiss. Then a grim discovery sets the men off on a journey across the harsh Australian terrain, looking for answers, maybe for revenge.'

Source: Sydney Theatre Company.

2021 nominated AWGIE Awards Stage Award
2021 winner Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Louis Esson Prize for Drama
y separately published work icon Caravan 2017 12163284 2017 single work drama

The dilapidated old caravan might be full of musty carpet and faded dreams, but for years a mother and daughter have called it home.

With nowhere else to go, Judy and daughter Donna live on top of each other, knowing the other won’t leave: they’re stuck, and will be till the end.

Judy holds court from the caravan’s double bed, surrounded by pills, a breathing machine and a flat-screen TV. Donna is just desperate not to die there. Donna’s looking to be whisked away by a Tinder date, but as the phone pings and Judy sucks oxygen from a mask in the tiny, cluttered space, they bicker and make up, scream and threaten violence and dream of better things.

Bitter and hilarious, tender and toxic, Caravan is a darkly comic look at life on the margins and the universal need for love.' (Production Summary)

2018 nominated AWGIE Awards Stage Award
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
2015 winner Sydney Theatre Awards Best New Australian Work
2014 winner Griffin Award for New Australian Playwriting
2019 winner Victorian Green Room Awards Production : Theatre - Companies
2019 winner Victorian Green Room Awards Direction : Theatre - Companies
2019 winner Victorian Green Room Awards Writing/Adaptation for the Australian Stage
2016 winner AWGIE Awards David Williamson Prize
2016 winner AWGIE Awards Stage Award
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