What goes into writing an adaptation of an existing work? Are there rules to follow, or can you have some creative licence? To get some answers, we went to writer Hilary Bell who adapted The Red Balloon by Albert Lamorisse, which we are presenting in the Studio Underground starting next week.
Set & Costume Designer Bryan Woltjen is back, now designing our upcoming production, Extinction. We chatted with Bryan about his work, inspiration and the big reveal.
You might recognise Peter Rowsthorn as Brett Craig, the often distressed hubbie of Kim Craig (nee Day) on the very hilarious Kath & Kim series. But Rowsthorns acting CV is packed with oh-so much more.
Pulitzer Prize-winning modern classic, Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet, is soon to be on the Heath Ledger Theatre stage here in Perth! Here's a recent interview with actor Will O'Mahony, who will be familiar to many of you from his many fastastic productions with Black Swan and other companies in Perth.
Many of us know Damian Walshe-Howling from his television credits, particularly Blue Heelers, Bikie Wars and Underbelly. Soon Damian will be gracing the Heath Ledger Theatre stage in our production of David Mamet's fast-talking, back-stabbing, cut-throat drama, Glengarry Glen Ross. He recently chatted with We Love Perth about Mamet, Perth and his acting career.
We've been talking a lot on the blog recently about the designer dresses on stage in Dinner. Now it's time to meet India Mehta, who brought the costumes and props together for this glamorous show.
Director Lawrie Cullen-Tait has brought Venus in Fur to life in an incredible production in the Studio Underground. Receiving rave reviews and sell out performances, all elements of the production have come together seemlessly, from the acting to the set to the costume, lighting and sound. Here we hear from Laurie about the design, partcularly the set design, and the multiple worlds that evolve in Venus in Fur:
Black Swan's Emerging Writers Group has been hard at work over the past year, and we want to share their best works with you!
These six playwrights of exceptional talent and promise were each asked to write a play that showed creative bravery and an urgency of voice.
This is the second part of Director and Costume Designer Lawrie Cullen-Tait's interview for The West Australian, talking about Venus in Fur and how a 'play within a play' and masochism fit in! Have a read: