Theatre Works and Fabio Motta proudly present

By Fabio Motta

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

Created and performed by multi-disciplinary 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). 

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

Created and performed by Fabio Motta
Originally co-devised and written by John Tummino and Fabio
Movement Direction by Zya Kane
Developed and mentored by Giovanni Fusetti
Music by Munro Melano
Images by Adriano Vittoro
Publicity by Sassy Red PR

5 - 15 April, 2022
Mon – Sat 7:30pm
Opening Night: Wed 6 April, 7:30pm
Tickets: $40 Full, $32 Concession, $25 Preview and Student (+ $2.50 booking fee)
Bookings: (03) 9534 3388 or online at
Venue: Explosives Factory - 67 Inkerman St, St Kilda (enter via rear of Thrifty-Link Hardware)

Duration: 75 mins, no interval
Suitable for ages 18+
Warnings: adult themes, coarse language, and sexual references
This is a COVIDSafe event as per Victorian Government stipulations


Event details

Venue: Explosives Factory - 67 Inkerman St, St Kilda (enter via rear of Thrifty-Link Hardware)
Bookings: (03) 9534 3388