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Dan Giovannoni

Dan Giovannoni

Commissioned Playwright


Dan writes plays for families, young people and adults, and his work has been performed around Australia, at major festivals, in theatres, schools, tents and barns. Recent credits include HOUSE (Barking Gecko Theatre Company), Loaded (with Christos Tsiolkas, Malthouse Theatre), Air Race (Arena Theatre Company), Merciless Gods (Little Ones Theatre), Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories (Barking Gecko), Jurassica (Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre), and with Amelia Chandos Evans Cut Snake and Mad as a Cute Snake. Dan was an inaugural writer in residence at Melbourne Theatre Company, where he wrote SLAP. BANG. KISS. (shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award) and The Body. He has won two Green Room awards – for Merciless Gods and Jurassica – and Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories won a Helpmann award for Best Presentation for Children. He is currently working on three new plays for young people and one for grown-ups.