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DR Raimondo Cortese

Positions

Overview

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  • Raimondo Cortese graduated from VCA School of Drama in 1993. He was a founding member of Ranters Theatre, serving as Artistic Director from 1994 - 2001. Ranters have been regularly programmed in international performing arts festivals and venues since 1999, including developments and residencies. He has written over thirty plays and texts for theatre, which have been performed in over a dozen countries, including Features of Blown Youth, Roulette, St Kilda Tales and The Wall. His most recent works are, Holiday, which won a 2007 Green Room Award for Best Australian Writing, The Dream Life of Butterflies for MTC and Intimacy, which premiered at the Malthouse Theatre for the 2010 Melbourne International Festival of the Arts. He was the recipient of a 2010 Australian Leadership Award, and was awarded the inaugural Patrick White Fellowship by the STC in 2011. His most recent work was Buried City, an Urban Theatre Projects, Belvoir St, 2012 Sydney Festival co-production and Murder, for Erth and the 2013 Sydney & Adelaide Festivals and Ten Days on the Island. He has also written for film - The Boy Castaways, television and radio, as well as visual and experimental texts. His fiction includes a collection of short stories - The Indestructible Corpse (Text Publishing 1998). He teaches script writing master classes both here and overseas, and is a lecturer in Master of Writing for Performance in Theatre, VCA School of Performing Arts, Melbourne University.   

Affiliation

Member of

  • Ranters Theatre Company. Director 1994 -

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Additional Grant Information

  • GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
    2016 Faculty Small Grants Scheme, To attend PSI Conference, Tohoku in Japan
    2012 Arts Victoria, New Work Grant, Writing for Performance
    2009 Australia Council, Literature Board New Work Grant, Writing for Performance

    2005 Australia Council, Literature Board New Work Grant, Writing for Performance
    2005 Churchill Fellowship, ‘To Study Methodologies for Conducting Dialogue & Improvisation Workshops’ Berlin, Paris, Porto, London, New York
    2004 Arts Victoria, New Work Grant, Writing for Performance
    2001 Australia Council, Literature Board New Work Grant, Writing for Performance
    2001 Dame Elizabeth Murdoch Travel Fellowship, Portugal, Spain, France, UK, Slovenia, Croatia
    2000 Arts Victoria, New Work Grant, Writing for Performance
    1999 Ian Potter Travel Grant, Germany, Czech Republic, Denmark
    1997 Arts Victoria, New Work Grant, Writing for Performance
    1995 Australia Council, Literature Board New Work Grant, Writing for Performance
    1994 Australia Council, Literature Board New Work Grant, Writing for Performance
    1994 Arts Victoria, New Work Grant, Writing for Performance

    AWARDS
    2011 Green Room Nomination for Best Writing for the Melbourne Stage – The Child.
    2011 Awgie Award for Community and Youth Theatre for Yet to Ascertain the Nature of the Crime
    2011 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award nomination for Intimacy
    2011 The Inaugural Patrick White Playwright’s Fellowship – Sydney Theatre Co
    2010 Green Room Nomination for Best Writing for the Melbourne Stage – Intimacy
    2010 ADC Australian Leadership Award
    2007 Green Room Award – Holiday – Best New Australian Writing
    1998 Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelists
    1995 Green Room Nomination for Best Australian Writing – The Room
    1994 Green Room Nomination for Best Aus   

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, Victoria University of Technology 2014
  • DIP DA, Victorian College of the Arts 1993

Supervision

Available for supervision

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