Alberto Di Troia
Besen Family Artist
Alberto Di Troia is a Melbourne-based theatre & filmmaker, and a graduate of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film & Television) and the Master of Writing For Performance at the VCA. He is the co-director of award-winning independent performance company Stage Mom, whose work includes his plays Love You Bitch (2021, Theatre Works) and Truly Madly Britney (2019, Theatre Works) as well as participatory, devised pieces I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Cooking For (2019, Melbourne Fringe) and Love Me (Bar)Tender (2020, Darwin Festival). Stage Mom was Theatre Works’ inaugural company-in-residence in 2020 and is currently developing new projects with funding from Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne.
Alberto has also presented his writing with Melbourne Theatre Company, Adelaide Fringe, Australian Theatre For Young People, ABC Radio National, and Critical Animals. His short films and film editing work have played festivals both nationally and internationally and in 2018/19 he ran the government-funded community filmmaking program Into The Limelight. He has been published by Currency Press and Voiceworks, and is the recipient of the Lionel Gell Foundation Scholarship, The Orloff Family Charitable Trust Scholarship, the Erwin Rado Memorial Prize for Excellence, an Ian Reed Foundation Grant, and was shortlisted for the 2018 Max Afford Playwright’s Award. Most recently he was funded by Film Victoria to work as Script Coordinator on the ABC/Tony Ayres Productions series Fires (2021).
Besen Family Artist Program Placement, 2021, Writing