Theatre Works and Fabio Motta present

SPOT

by Fabio Motta

5 - 15 APRIL 2022

VENUE

EXPLOSIVES FACTORY
Rear Laneway 67 Inkerman Street, St Kilda (behind the Thrifty-Link accessed via Lyell St and Market Street (both off Inkerman)

Please note: Explosvies Factory is NOT Wheelchair Accesssible

Now premiering at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival after a sell-out season in 2021!

Created and performed by multi-disciplined artist Fabio Motta and inspired by true events, Spot is a witty and incredibly funny original solo show that ransacks the question of whether Australia really is the inclusive, multicultural place it believes itself to be?

Exploring a contemporary immigrant tale through satire, physical comedy and unforgettable characters, Spot invites audiences on the hazardous adventure of young migrant, Mario, and his devilish alter ego… Spot. With dreams of becoming a “very good English actor!” and one day even tackling Shakespeare (all with no grasp of the English language) Mario ends up finding himself in a ‘spot’ of bother…

An insightful exploration of the difficulties in trying to fit in, Spot is a wonderfully comic and captivating journey about language barriers and the deep sense of loss that is an inevitable part of leaving everything you know and love, for the hope of a brighter future.

Playing as a part of the 2022 Melbourne International Comedy Festival at Theatre Works’ new performance space, Explosives Factory, this limited return season is a truly unique addition to MICF, not to be missed!

Fabio Motta is an actor, clown, and teaching artist who has performed and devised theatre in Australia, Italy, and the United States. He has trained and is a graduate of international arts institutions including The Accademia Teatrale Veneta (Italy) and HB studio in New York and has worked with renowned artists and teachers such as Carol Rosenfeld, Larry Moss, Lyndsey Davies, Austin Pendleton, Philippe Gauliere, and Giovanni Fusetti. Working extensively as an actor in Australia and abroad with companies like the Australian Shakespeare Company, New York Theatre Workshop, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and The Russian Arts Theatre, he also has multiple TV and film credits to his name including Ronny Chang International student, Utopia season 4, Carla Cametti PD, Canal Road, Apparitions, Slant and Little Tornados (MIFF 2021). 

DURATION

75 MINUTES

WARNINGS

18+ adult themes, coarse language and sexual references

DATES & TIMES

Tuesday 5 April, 7:30pm Preview Night
Wednesday 6 April, 7:30pm Opening Night
Thursday 7 April, 7:30pm
Friday 8 April, 7:30pm
Saturday 9 April, 7:30pm
Monday 11 April, 7:30pm
Tuesday 12 April, 7:30pm
Wednesday 13 April, 7:30pm
Thursday 14 April, 7:30pm
Friday 15 April, 7:30pm

Created and performed by
FABIO MOTTA
Originally co-devised and written by
JOHN TUMMINO + FABIO MOTTA
Movement Direction by
ZYA KANE
Developed and mentored by
GIOVANNI FUSETTI
Music by
MUNRO MELANO
Images by
ADRIANO VITTORO
Publicity by
SASSY RED PR

"A brilliantly crafted performance wrapped with comic wit...the laughter rolled continuously."

"90% of this show has killer comic lines...The audience was in hysterics."

“A genius actor shines through."

"An instantaneous standing ovation from absolutely everyone!"
TRICIA ZIMER (THE WEEKEND NOTES)