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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.
'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.'
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)
'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)