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RAIMONDO CORTESE graduated from the VCA School of Drama in 1993 and is a founding member of Ranters Theatre, of which he was the Artistic Director from 1994 to 2000. His plays include: Lucrezia and Cesare, The Room, The Large Breast or the Upside-Down Bell, The Fertility of Objects, Features of Blown Youth, Roulette, St Kilda Tales and The Wall. A collection of short stories, The Indestructible Corpse (Text Publishing), appeared in 1998. He has also written for film, television and radio. Cortese has exhibited in group exhibitions of visual texts in Australia and overseas, with solo shows in Melbourne and Pisa, Italy. He has also designed textual installations, including 'Salivate', for the Melbourne City Library.

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Buried City
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Buried City

Raimondo Cortese
 
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Late one night in the gutted façade of a building primed for redevelopment, a group of security workers, labourers, and a local teenager find themselves haunting the same territory. One by one they rule a line in the sand, and by dawn they’re set for a showdown over who builds the future and who gets to own it. Buried City is an ambitious new work about ever-changing cities like Sydney – where waves of immigrants make new lives on old land.

 

Cast : 3M, 3F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-925-2 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Holiday
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Holiday

Raimondo Cortese
 
A holiday. A time for conversation and distraction, a time to wind down and to dream...  

In a moment of relaxation and quiet reflection, two men unwittingly engage. Spontaneous, unaffected and thrillingly real, innocent discussion becomes an exploration of private fantasy, hidden anxiety, personal mythology and the most inexplicable behaviour.

What lies behind the most unconscious gesture? How do power struggles play out in the politest of exchanges? Is there hope in the blank spaces between strangers?

An extraordinary blend of performance, humour, sound, video installation and baroque song, Holiday is theatre at its most inspirational.


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   Review
  • Holiday is great theatre — funny and light as air on the surface, with philosophical depths that will niggle you long after you leave. -  The Age

Cast : 2M
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-854-5 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Roulette: 12 Dialogues
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Roulette: 12 Dialogues

Raimondo Cortese
 

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Edgy, provocative and emotionally honest, each of these twelve short plays explores the nuances and subtleties of a meeting between two people.

Based on the ancient Chinese cosmology, The Twelve Branches of Life, the plays are a revealing mosaic of human interaction across a range of emotional landscapes.

From a chance meeting between a man and a woman in a café, to the prodigal son who returns home to enslave a helpless older man, this fiercely intelligent writing illuminates moments of cruelty and beauty so often hidden when two people interact.


   Review
  • "It is modernity without formal structure, or even a hint of didacticism, but has a power that can make everyday language resonant with emotion and meaning ... [it] may well be pointing to the future of Australian playwriting." Helen Thomson, The Age
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Cast : various
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-765-4 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
St Kilda Tales
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St Kilda Tales

Raimondo Cortese
 
These stories of St Kilda criss-cross like Melbourne's tramlines. Yuppies and sex workers live shoulder to shoulder as tourists descend in droves. And there’s that buzz one can only find when a potent urban mix draws everyone a little closer to the edge. Both monstrous and exquisite, this play teems with energy.

Cast : 5M, 5F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-641-1 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB