Angus Cerini is a multi-award-winning writer, performer and theatre maker.
Angus’ plays have been produced by companies including Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, Griffin Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Arena Theatre Company, and widely within the independent sector.
He is the Patrick White Playwrights Fellow and is under commission by Sydney Theatre Company to write a new play. In 2020, Angus’ play WONNANGATTA premiered at Sydney Theatre Company in a sold-out and critically acclaimed season starring Wayne Blair and Hugo Weaving. WONNANGATTA won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Drama.
Angus won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award twice, and has won the NSW Premier’s Literary Award, Helpmann Award for Best Play, an AWGIE Award for Best Play, a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Play, multiple Green Room Awards including Best Play, The Patrick White Playwrights’ Award, the Griffin Play Prize, the David Williamson Prize and RE Ross Trust Awards, and has received numerous award nominations.
His plays include: WONNANGATTA; THE BLEEDING TREE; RESPLENDENCE; CARAVAN co-writer; FUCK THIS LOVE; THE CURLING RIBBON; SAVE FOR CRYING; DRILL DOWN; 19 TRAINS; WRETCH; and NORMAL.SURBURBAN.PLANETARY.MELTDOWN.
His play, THE BLEEDING TREE, won an AWGIE Award for Best Play, a Helpmann Award for Best Play, multiple Green Room Awards including Best Play, a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Play, the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Drama, as well as the Griffin Award and the David Williamson Prize. The world premiere of production of THE BLEEDING TREE by Griffin Theatre Company won three Helpmann Awards and four Green Room Awards. The production was remounted by Sydney Theatre Company and then toured to Canberra and Melbourne to critical acclaim. THE BLEEDING TREE is published by Currency Press.
SAVE FOR CRYING, which Angus wrote and directed at La Mama Theatre, won multiple Green Room Awards including Best New Writing for the Australian Stage. His play, RESPLENDENCE was presented at NEON Festival for Melbourne Theatre Company, was nominated for multiple Green Room Awards and won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Drama.
Angus creates theatre projects through his company Doubletap and has toured this work throughout Australia and in Ireland, England, Hong Kong and Germany.