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Adam Grossetti

ADAM GROSSETTI  (1971 - )

Nationality:    Australian
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Literary Agent:    Bohemia Group  

Adam Grossetti is an accomplished and award winning writer and actor with over fifteen years experience in the film, television, Theatre, radio and print media industries. Most recently his play the august Moon was produced by the Queensland Theatre Company and Adam was seen in the Australian feature film, the Combination.His awards include; the Queensland Premier's Drama award, Philip Parsons Young NSW Playwright of the Year, Sydney Fringe Festival Best Script, Brisbane International Film Festival Best Short Film. His play Mano Nera, for which he won the Queensland Premiers Drama award has been optioned for film by New Holland Productions (Unfinished Sky) and Adam is currently writing the screenplay.the Sydney Theatre Company, with artistic Directors Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton commissioned Adam to adapt the play Vestire gli Inudi by Italian playwright Luigi Pirandello. His play Naked is the result of this adaptation/commission. His plays include: the august Moon (Qld Theatre Company 2008) 3606202 (Sydney Theatre Company, Wharf2Loud 2006) Mano Nera: (Qld Theatre Company 2005) Lost Lagoon, Like leopards and lemmings, 24hr play project (BSharp Belvoir Street Theatre 1999-2001) Hotel, Dogs (aBC Radio National airplay 1999, 2001) Dogs & Pitchfork (Old Fitzroy Hotel 1998).another recent play Sex, Death & Fly Fishing was commissioned by the newly formed Tasmanian Theatre Company and is touring Tasmania in 2009. Adam's latest play is Hirst in Tribeca

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below is a list of Adam Grossetti's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

3606202         Ashen Sky         August Moon, The         Cavallo A Horse Cavallo         Dogs         Hirst In Tribeca         Kings X Stories         Lost Lagoon         Mano Nera         Pitchfork



3606202

Synopsis:
3606202 begins in 1942 with the internment of an Italian born Australian citizen who, because of his wealth and prominence within the Italian community of Cairns, is alleged to be able to organise acts of sabotage against the Australian nation. Italy at this stage was considered an enemy of Australia and those of Italian descent were considered enemy aliens. act two leaps forward in time and deals with the disintergrating relationship of a man and a woman. the short, sharp scenes jump for time and era through decades as the couple break up and serve to intentionally disorienate and dislocate the audience from what they imagined the play might be about. act three launches further into the future with the Italian man in act 1 and the man in act 2 meeting. they are grandfather (Nonno) and grandson. the time is post apocalyptic. and they are on a journey to reach the last place on earth where life is possible.

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1st Produced:
Wharf2Loud/Sydney Theatre Company    2006

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Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Ashen Sky

Synopsis:
Inspired structurally by Caryl Churchill's 'Far away', 3606202 is ultimately about war, what we do to one another and the notion that if we start at one point such as the depravation of liberty it's but a short and slippery slide to acts of depravity we witness today which are linked to any war during any lifetime. act 1 is before the war. act 2 is during the war. act 3 is after the war.

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August Moon, The

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written by Adam Grossetti And Jean Marc Russ

1st Produced:
Queensland Theatre Company    2008

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Cavallo A Horse Cavallo

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Set in the Far North Queensland sugar cane community in the late 70's, Cavallo a Horse Cavallo twists the notion of the successful migrant story into a gothic tale comparing the old world values and traditions of peasantry with new world ideas on consumerism, multinational corporations taking over cottage industries and greed. It is a play about the search for a better life by any means possible.

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Dogs

Synopsis:
Charlie returns to his family's sugar cane farm in the hot cyclonic tropics of Far North Queensland after several years walking dogs in New York to be confronted with the ghosts of his past

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1st Produced:
the Old Fitzroy Hotel    1998

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Tamarama Rock Surfers

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45 mins One act

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Hirst In Tribeca

Synopsis:
an Australian writer living in Tribeca, New York City, delivers Christmas to make ends meet. He meets an antagonistic and jaded American screenwriter who in desperation hatches a plan to get his next great idea.

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Read at Ripley-Grier Studios, New York City    40059

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Kings X Stories

Synopsis:
An eclectic triptych covering the ragged possibilities of survival in the city's most eccentric area.

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written by Mary Rachel Brown, Adam Grossetti and Tommy Murphy

1st Produced:
Stables Theatre, Darlinghurst, NSW    09 Oct 2003

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Griffin Theatre Company,

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http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/25255

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Lost Lagoon

Synopsis:
Cliffie is an artist, a painter who lives alone in an old shack in the middle of the Australian outback. Pursuing his art he is haunted by visions of his son who is himself searching for his own identity and by a woman (Scheherazade) who may or may not be Cliffie's former lover. He is delivered new age affirmations via Lily a woman who helps Cliffie find the love that he lost so long ago, all this through his art.

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won the Philip Parsons Playwrights Award

1st Produced:
BSharp/Belvoir Street theatre    1999

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Full-Length 60 mins Play/Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Mano Nera

Mano Nera
Mano Nera is set in Ingham, Far North Queensland in the 1930's. Based on fact it follows the lives of a number of Italian criminals who used violence and threats to extort large sums of money from their fellow migrant countrymen. Trading on the fear Mano Nera (Black Hand) held for his fellow countrymen Vincenzo D'agostino, the leader of the gang, was said to be responsible for numerous murders, acts of violence, bombings, kidnapping, arson, poisoning during the 1930's. the play also looks at repercussions his actions had on the British population, a fear made worse as Mussolini was gearing up to enter the 2nd World War. thematically the play provides an opportunity to examine how an ethnic minority coming to a democratic first world nation, fleeing a murderous dictator, can be judged by the actions of a few thugs and then blossom to contribute to the social and political fabric of their adopted nation.

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Winner of the 2004-2005 Queensland Premier's Drama Award

1st Produced:
Queensland Theatre Company    2005

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Playlab Press in Brisbane, Australia., 2005   978-0908156901

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Pitchfork

Synopsis:
Set in London and Morocco, Pitchfork follows the changing lives of two fractured young backpackers. Clinging to each other during a fierce London winter Kady, an American girl and Val, an Australian boy, believe their lives, love and future will be happier if they head for the warmth and colour of Morocco. Pitchfork is a play about the culture of those that travel and the difference between travelling and running.

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1st Produced:
the Old Fitzroy Hotel    1998

Company:
Tamarama Rock Surfers

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Genre:
One act

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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