Kate Cherry: The very act of making theatre is political

Posted by on 3 December 2014 | | 0 Comments

Black Swan Artistic Director Kate Cherry recently chatted with the Daily Review for the first of their end-of-year wrap ups with artistic directors around the country. Kate talks about the highlights of the year, her aspirations for the company as well as some of the most pressing issues that arose over the last 12 months in the Australian arts community. Have a read!

What's so funny about 'Laughter'?

Posted by on 10 September 2014 | | 0 Comments

Black Swan's current production is the laugh-out-loud, 1950's comedy, Laughter on the 23rd Floor by Neil Simon. Simon wrote Laughter in 1993 and based it on his real-life early career experience as a junior writer (along with his brother Danny) for Your Show of Shows, the weekly variety show in the early 1950’s featuring Sid Caesar.

Playwright Suzie Miller on 'Dust': "a day of heightened reality, a time that might be at the end of everything"

Posted by on 9 June 2014 | | 0 Comments

Australian playwright Suzie Miller puts Perth on stage in her new work, Dust, premiering at the State Theatre Centre of WA later this month. It's a powerful production, as funny as it is touching. Out in Perth sat down with Suzie to talk about the upcoming show and what it means to her.

Playwright Chris Isaacs on 'Flood': "art is there to create discussion"

Posted by on 8 January 2014 | | 0 Comments

Chris Isaacs is the playwright behind Black Swan's first 2014 production, Flood, a world premiere and part of Fringe World Festival 2014. Chris is a member of Black Swan's Emerging Writers Group, and Flood is the first script to come out of the group and onto our stages. So it's a very exciting event for us all, but maybe most of all for Chris!