Black Swan has appointed metro and regional Ambassadors to act as a conduit between the Company and Western Australian communities. Our Ambassadors are an integral part of Black Swan State Theatre Company's engagement strategy. We hope that by giving metro and regional theatre enthusiasts the opportunity to connect with their State Theatre Company, they will gain the confidence to network and engage with the arts on a much deeper level, continue an appreciation for theatre and forge lasting connections between Black Swan and their community.
The members chosen are diverse and skilled in a variety of areas with a mix of local voices and community or government employees in order to obtain a variety of viewpoints and knowledge.
Our Ambassadors will receive:
- Complimentary tickets to all preview performances of Black Swans mainstage season at the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia
- an invitation to our season launch, and
- access to one free community workshop when we are in their town with a suitable artist.
Our Ambassadors will be responsible for:
- Representing Black Swan through introducing other community members to the company,
- by passing on production information,
- talking about upcoming events, and
- encouraging their community to purchase tickets to productions.
In order to facilitate projects that involve collaboration with regional towns across Western Australia, we have established a network of regional ambassadors to encourage and strengthen the established links between our company and the community.
Black Swan's current Regional Ambassadors are:
Boulder Jo Dooley
Broome Mary Jarzabek & Rani Middleton
Busselton Terry Thompson & Russell Chandler
Carnarvon Sabrina Dowling Giudici & Kim Whitehall-Holla
Denham/Shark Bay Patricia Renoir-Weston & Derek Weston
Donnybrook Victoria Coyne
Esperance Victoria Brown
Geraldton Neil Gregson
Kalgoorlie Norma Latchford
Katanning Leslie Balinski
Mandurah Kellee Aberg & Veronica Clarke
Margaret River Meredith McCormack & Ian Smith
Merredin Estelle Madaffari & Greg Shea
Tom Price Georgie Perrott
Wheatbelt Ross Beckett
Metro Ambassadors work to connect Black Swan to local community groups in the metro area and will also coordinate communications between our Regional Ambassadors around the state.
Currently Metro Ambassadors are Michelle Bambling, Harry McGrath, Madison Gracie, and Nicky Nolan.
For more information please contact Jessica Knight, Project Coordinator on Jknight@bsstc.com.au.