Adriano Cappelletta

Theatre & Performance

Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go is a new play about the onset of AIDS in Sydney and the radical approach by the gay community and politicians that saved more than 25,000 lives- all set to an 80’s pop soundtrack arranged for a choir.

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THE MISSON
To present the play in a workshop style production on April 18th at Belvoir St rehearsal room for producers, programmers and industry, in the hope that it will have the professional production it deserves.

Set in Sydney in 1983, it tells the story of how in the face of religious opposition and homophobia all sides of government, doctors and affected communities came together to promote safe sex, mobilise, educate and have the lowest HIV rates in the world.

This story has never been told in a dramatic context. It honours the LGBT community who fought with strength and ingenuity and remembers a generation lost.

It celebrates a time when Australia led the world by not allowing systems to divide us but by putting love and sheer bloody pragmatism first.

This is a story we can be proud of, that gives us hope that real lasting change is possible.

YOUR DONATION
11 NSW/VIC young artists will be paid an award rate wage for two weeks including actors, directors and a dramaturg, to develop, rehearse and present the play. A videographer will also be employed to record the work for presenters who are unable to attend.

We are aiming to raise $7,000 and all donations are tax deductible and will be matched dollar for dollar by Creative Partnerships Australia through their MATCH Lab Program! So, if you donate $100 it will be doubled!

THE OUTCOME

I know this has the potential to be a cherished Australian work and my aim is to have it championed by an Australian theatre company and/or major arts festival to take it to a wider audience here and around the world.

“See it (Never Let Me Go) now so you can say you were at the birth of a great Australian play” Judith Greenway

Artist

Adriano Cappelletta

Location

NSW

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Adriano Cappelletta is an actor, writer and theatre-maker with over 15 years experience with major theatre companies in Sydney and has performed and presented his own work throughout Australia, Europe and New York.

After graduating NIDA in 2003, Adriano was the recipient of The Martin Bequest Travelling Scholarship and The Mike Walsh Fellowship in 2008 and traveled to Paris to study with master clown and theatre guru, Philippe Gaulier for two years. In 2016, with Holly Austin and Jo Turner he was the recipient of The Philip Parsons Playwriting Fellowship.

His new play Never Let Me Go was presented at Griffin Theatre in May 2019 as part of Batch Festival. His one-man gay rom-com cabaret This Boy’s in Love was presented at Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2018, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 and was nominated for Best Cabaret at Adelaide Fringe 2017 and Perth Fringe 2016.

With Holly Austin he created the comedy web-series Ultimate Fanj which premiered on ABCiview as part of FreshBlood.

His other original theatre works include Ruby’s Wish (Belvoir /Sydney Opera House), Cubbyhouse (The Public Theatre New York) and Connie Chang’s Cabaret Roadshow (Melbourne Comedy Festival, Sydney Opera House)

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Romeo Sartor

NSW
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Anna Houston

NSW
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Linda and Charlie

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Katie Fitchett

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Vicky James

Bucks
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Averil YEO

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Alice Osborne

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Bec Kavanagh

VIC
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Yarmila Alfonzetti

NSW
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Zoe Caldwell

London
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Antonietta Cappelletta

Thurgau
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Isabel Hanson

NSW
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Dino Dimitriadis

NSW
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Maddy Tyers

VIC
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Russell Krieger

NSW
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Gary Nicholls

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Julie Goss

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Nathaniel Dean

VIC
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Amy Jo Vickery

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Felice Mercorella

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karina sindicich

NY
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Georgina Reid

NSW
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Richard Crawley

London
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Jac Cartwheels

NSW
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Maria Hollis

WA
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Tahni Froudist

NSW
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Trilby Glover

CA
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Adam Moulds

NSW
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Ken Gamma

NSW
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Hugo AGUILAR LOPEZ

WA
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Peter Ireland

NSW
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Jo Turner

NSW
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Letts Family

WA
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Elle Dawe

NSW
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The Actors Station

NSW
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Victoria Firth-Smith

ACT
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Lanny Hoskin

WA
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Cinnamon Suchodolski

WA
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Paul Grabovac

WA
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Pearl Tan

NSW
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Bruce Pollack

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Jessica Darlow

WA
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Sam Buckingham

NSW
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MAKEbeLIVE Productions

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Anca Frankenhaeuser

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Kate Box

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Jack Brown

VIC
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Louise Leecy

WA
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Jo Morris

WA
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William Bowtell

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Sarah Wilkinson

WA
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Paul Moulton

Douglas
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Nat Jenkin

NSW
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Alida Cappelletta

WA
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Mark & Sue Austin

NSW
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BrownCorpYeah

NSW
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Kristy Austin

NSW
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Ginger and Buster Brand

NSW
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Ross Feller architect

NSW
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Tobhiyah Feller

NSW
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NIDA

NSW
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Kyle Daniels

California
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Timothy West

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Nikki Britton

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Marney McQueen

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Laura Pike

NSW
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Tom Campbell

NSW
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Julia Cotton

NSW
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Renny Field

QLD
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Holly Austin

NSW
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Megan Hunter

NSW
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The Light Co.

QLD
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Anna Cappelletta

WA