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.
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.
Moira Buffini's Dinner is a dark and delicious comedy about the dinner party from hell. Hostess with the mostest, Paige Janssen, is hosting a dinner party and wants everything to be perfect. She has gone to great lengths to prepare the menu, even hiring a waiter just for the occasion.
Geraldton born actress Tasma Walton is returning to Black Swan's stage in our production of Dinner by Moira Buffini. Tasma is well known to television audiences from her time on favourites like Home and Away, Blue Heelers, Water Rats and City Homicide. In this deliciously dark comedy, she plays Paige, the hostess of the dinner party from hell. We chatted with Tasma about her character, Dinner and theatre versus television:
In Moira Buffinis Dinner, socialite Paige Janssen hosts a glamorous dinner party at her home, artfully inviting an eclectic mix of guests. Costume and Props Stylist, India Mehta decided to work with local WA designers to create gowns for the women at the dinner party. This collaboration was a new experience for us at Black Swan, and a fairly unusual relationship in the theatre world. So we asked the actors - Rebecca Davis, Alison van Reeken and Tasma Walton - and designers - Sheree Dornan of Love in Tokyo, Michelle Tindale of Tindale, and Alvin Fernandez of Ae'lkemi - about the collaboration and the designs.