Featured Playwright: Angus Cerini
Angus Cerini is a man of many trades. With a background in dance, Cerini has also worked as a writer, performer, director, and producer; and has created, performed and toured numerous solo works throughout Australia. With his background in dance, Cerini’s work is often centred around the relationship between physicality and words, while also dealing with themes of hardship, relationships, and raw emotions. Cerini’s plays have been highly acclaimed throughout Australia, Germany, and Ireland with solo woks Filch, Saving Henry and Detest (this thousand years I shall not weep).
Wretch won the Patrick White Playwright’s Award, and was also nominated for a myriad of Green Room awards, as well as having toured throughout Victoria and with the Brisbane Arts Festival. Cerini has been successful in gaining support through Playwriting Australia’s National Script Workshop for new play Scowl, that received further development through an RE Ross Trust Award and was showcased at the National Play Festival (Brisbane 2009).
Wretch is the story of the fraught relationship between a mother and son. Exploring the raw connection between family relationships and the way illness affects and spreads throughout our lives, Wretch is a heart-wrenching and painfully relatable depiction of the love between a mother and son even in the most dire of circumstances. Wretch was chosen to be featured as one of the outstanding plays in Playlab Indie’s 2013-14 catalogue that showcases the brilliant and unique work of independent theatre makers in Australia.