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Adam J. A. Cass Adam J. A. Cass i(A120806 works by) (a.k.a. Adam Cass )
Gender: Male
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'Adam J. A. Cass has written more than thirty-five plays, which have been staged in venues across Melbourne, interstate, and overseas. Highlights include the 'Art 'n Death Trilogy', comprising the plays Fainting 33 Times, Have Dreamed of a Time and The Anniversary of the Death of Sarah Kane (Bob Pavlich directed, winning the 2004 Green Room Award for Direction, Independent Theatre). All three plays have also been produced individually with different directors - variously at La Mama, VCA and Huddersfield University in the UK.

Cass directed his monologue The Audition, performed by Hayley Butcher at La Mama in 2005, and again in 2006. He wrote and directed The Killing Fever at La Mama in August 2007, and his play, I Love You, Bro was performed by Ash Flanders in the 2007 Melbourne Fringe Festival, directed by Yvonne Virsik, and for which he won the Fringe Fringe 'Melbourne Dramatists Emerging Playwright Award'. Bro has also earned him a nomination for the 2007 Green Room Award for Best New Australian Writing.'

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ROAM 2013 single work drama

'Johnny is withdrawing into a world of gaming, social media and pornography as his relationship with Julia at home founders. Meeting a young girl from Eastern Europe in a chat room he is quickly drawn into an online game and begins spending large sums on maintaining his avatar, as well as making some dangerous choices in his friendship with the girl. Incorporating stunning visual effects and computer animation, the virtual world in ROAM becomes a battlefield for minds, hearts and credit cards. Can immersion in internet relationships render real world communication obsolete? How much of ourselves do we keep secreted away from our closest intimates?' (Red Stitch website)

2013 nominated Victorian Green Room Awards Writing/Adaptation for the Australian Stage
y separately published work icon I Love You Bro' 2007 Fortitude Valley : Playlab , 2014 Z1559208 2007 single work drama

'Johnny is a digital chameleon, able to change who he is with the stroke of a key and the click of a mouse — a skill he puts to use in an online chatroom. Posing as a girl, under the screen name AlbaJay, Johnny stumbles across someone he knows from his real life, a boy from school, MarkyMark.

'The two begin a digital relationship, but as the fictional world he has created starts to collide with reality, Johnny must do whatever it takes to make sure MarkyMark still loves him.

'Based on true events, I Love You, Bro is a tale of love and deceit in a digital world.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2007 winner Melbourne Fringe Awards Best Emerging Playwright
2007 shortlisted Victorian Green Room Awards Best New Australian Play As 'Best New Australian Writing'.
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