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Dan Giovannoni Dan Giovannoni i(A125447 works by)
Gender: Male
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  • This author's name has been misspelt as Don in some sources.

Personal Awards

2018 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Literature


2013 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships New Work - Emerging Writers Writing for performance
2011 joint winner Melbourne Fringe Awards Best Emerging Playwright For Cut Snake

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Slap. Bang. Kiss 2020 Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2022 17257147 2020 single work drama

'SLAP. A video of 16-year-old Immi hitting a soldier during a military occupation goes viral. BANG. Sofia’s impassioned speech for the victims of a school shooting makes international news. KISS. In the car park of a Wangaratta Woolies, people rally around Darby and Daniel as the boys lock lips in an attempt to set the world record for the longest kiss.

'Can young people really change the world? Multi-award-winning playwright and MTC Writer in Residence Dan Giovannoni knows they can. In SLAP. BANG. KISS. he tracks three young people whose stories kick-start a series of events none of them could have anticipated, transforming them into global symbols of revolution. But when their stories go viral and the whole world is watching, what will they do next?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Drama
Loaded 2020 single work drama

'The 1995 debut novel from Christos Tsiolkas (The Slap, Dead EuropeBarracuda) makes its mainstage premiere 25 years after the fact.

'Ari (Roy Joseph, Five Bedrooms) is 19, unemployed and aimless. He doesn’t want to be gay. He doesn’t want to be Greek. He doesn’t want to be anything. He finds an escape, of sorts, via sex, drugs and dance clubs. But, he doesn’t really fit in with the queens at The Peel any better than with family in his theía’s backyard.

'This is the story that established Tsiolkas as a provocative master of the written word. Adapted for film in the 1998 underground hit Head On, and now, in close collaboration with playwright Dan Giovannoni, Tsiolkas rewrites Ari’s odyssey for the stage with a 21st century perspective.'

Source: Matlhouse Theatre.

2021 winner Victorian Green Room Awards Writing/Adaptation for the Australian Stage
Merciless Gods 2017 single work drama

'From migrant camps to pill-popping hipster dinner parties, from prison cells to gay saunas and porn shoots, Merciless Gods is a vicious and tender portrait of contemporary Australian society, capturing the haunting aspects of the human psyche.

'Multi award-winning Christos Tsiolkas is one of the most significant writers in Australia. This first ever stage adaptation of his short story collection, Merciless Gods, takes you deep into worlds both strange and familiar, introducing you to characters who will never let you go and situations that will haunt you forever.

'Told from diverse cultural perspectives, Merciless Gods by award-winning playwright Dan Giovannoni is urgent, dirty, glorious theatre.' (Production summary)

2018 winner Victorian Green Room Awards Writing : Theatre - Independent
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