Matthew Lutton, Artistic Director of Malthouse Theatre and director of Malthouse and Black Swan's coproduction, Picnic at Hanging Rock, sat down with The Guardian to reveal some insights into the world premiere of this stage adaptation.
Actor Hoa Xuande makes his debut on Black Swan's stage in Tonsils + Tweezers by Will O'Mahony. As part of Black Swan's 2016 Bridging Company, Hoa is one of eight recent WAAPA graduates to take the stage in LOADED: A Double Bill of New Plays featuring Tonsils + Tweezers and Girl Shut Your Mouth. We chatted with Hoa about what his experience has been like.
Black Swan audiences may know Will O'Mahony first as an actor. He started with us in The HotBed Ensemble in 2009 with roles in pool (no water) and The Dark Room. He followed that with Twelfth Night in 2010, Flood in 2014 and, most recently, Glengarry Glen Ross in 2015. Other than Black Swan's stage, Will has also appeared in numerous productions at the Blue Room Theatre. But what some may not know is that Will is also a playwright and director. He was a member of Black Swan's 2014-15 Emerging Writers Program and has won multiple awards for his plays.
21-year-old Shalom Brune-Franklin finished up at WAAPA last year and went straight into rehearsals for Girl Shut Your Mouth, one play in Black Swan's upcoming performance, LOADED: A Double Bill of New Plays. Community Newspapers sat down with Shalom to find out what life after school is really like, and what's in store for audiences.
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.
Streaming productions out into the regions offers companies much more than just audience development opportunities, says ArtsHub writer Richard Watts.
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.