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:
Lawrie Cullen-Tait is the director and costume designer of our upcoming production, Venus in Fur. She recently chatted with Pip Christmass for The West Australian about the production, her roles and the actors. Have a read:
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!
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 1950s featuring Sid Caesar.
Black Swan State Theatre Company is pleased to announce two appointments: Monique Beaudoire as Partnerships Manager, and Maria Sioulas as Marketing and Audience Development Manager.
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.
It's been a while since we've done an interview with an actor or creative, so we're bringing it back in a big way with a short Q&A with a well renowned playwright and director, Aidan Fennessy. Black Swan first worked with Aidan in 2012 when we premiered his play National Interest, which he also directed on the Heath Ledger Theatre stage. The critically acclaimed production was a powerful and emotional story of Australian history and family grief.
We are happy to announce Black Swan's Emerging Writers Group for 2014!
Perth actress Jo Morris plays "Stellllaaa!" in Black Swan's upcoming production of A Streetcar Named Desire, alongside Sigrid Thornton as Blanche. We caught up with Jo in between rehearsals to hear how it's going and what it's like: