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Local Melbourne girl Adriana Pannuzzo is living her dreams in the Big Apple. Hard work and ambition is beginning to pay off for triple threat performing artist from Melbourne, Adriana Pannuzzo, who is pursuing her career in the United States.

After completing her VCE at Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School, Adriana received a scholarship to study musical theatre at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. She set off with a positive “can-do” attitude the determination to follow her dreams.

Adriana graduated from AMDA in 2019 and joined the cast of Global Gay at the renowned La MaMa Experimental Theatre in New York.

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Adriana Pannuzzo in Global Gay at the renowned La MaMa Experimental Theatre in New York

“Based on a book by French author/journalist Frédéric Martel, Global Gay is a compelling dramatization of the cruelty facing queer people around the world by state-sanctioned methods as well as deeply rooted cultural norms.

The U.S. premiere of Global Gay dramatizes the plight of queer people around the world as they claim their human rights in the face of authoritarian regimes and homophobic cultural norms. In the spirit of the "theater of engagement," Salvino Raco has crafted a provocative narrative that challenges audiences to abandon their complacency and squarely confront the issues faced by many millions of LGBTQ people outside of Europe and North America. Salvino Raco, based in Paris, brings "fire and fury" to his dramatizations of contemporary social and political issues.  - La Mama

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In Global Gay, Adriana played the role of gay-rights lawyer Mary Bonauto, who is best known as the lawyer who helped legalise same-sex marriage in the U.S.

“Playing Mary Bonauto was very inspiring, it was such a gutsy role, and such an honour to be a part of a work like this, one which tells very important stories of very real people.” – Adriana Pannuzzo

One of Adriana’s season highlights was doing a special performance for the residents of Sage in New York, an advocacy and service organisation for LGBTQ elders. “It was a truly moving, truly personal experience.” – Adriana Pannuzzo

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Recently, Adriana Pannuzzo landed a lead role in a touring production of Angelina Ballerina, The Musical. The show launched this week at the Soho Playhouse in New York and is set to tour North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Louisiana, Kentucky and moreover the coming months.

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