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.

Q&A with Playwright Aidan Fennessy

Posted by on 29 May 2014 | | 0 Comments

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.

'A Streetcar Named Desire' Comes to Perth!

Posted by on 21 February 2014 | | 0 Comments

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:

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!

Celebrating Black Swan's Founding Patron, Janet Holmes a Court

Posted by on 28 November 2013 | | 0 Comments

Black Swan recently hosted a party to celebrate Janet Holmes à Court's birthday and her contribution over the years to Black Swan and Western Australian culture. As Black Swan's Founding Patron, Janet has been with us since the beginning - developing the very idea of Black Swan, driving our growth, and helping us develop into the state theatre company we are today. At the party, former Black Swan Artistic Director Andrew Ross made a speech to Janet that we'd like to share with you:

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