Resident Artists

Our Resident Artists Program provide artists within specific areas of expertise, sustained engagement with Black Swan across the year.

Working alongside Artistic Director Clare Watson, these artists will develop leadership skills, collaborate on developing future programs, take on key creative positions throughout the season and become advocates for the company in the broader community. Our resident artists will regularly attend rehearsals, company runs and specific events and activities in the year. Read more about each of our resident artists for 2022 below.

CHRIS ISSACS - PERFORMER/WRITER

Chris Isaacs is a multiple award-winning writer, devisor, performer and founding artists of The Last Great Hunt. He has had works performed nationally and internationally. Chris co-wrote (with Jeffrey Jay Fowler) and performed in companion pieces Bali and Fag/Stag. Fag/Stag went on to award winning seasons in Melbourne, Adelaide and Edinburgh, winning the prestigious Fringe First award in 2017. His play The Great Ridolphi was a hit of Perth Fringe World 2016, taking home three awards, including Best New WA Script and The Martin Simms Award. In 2012 he was a member of Griffin Theatre Company’s inaugural StoryLab group and is a graduate of The Black Swan Emerging Writer’s Program. He is co-writing the world premiere York with fellow Resident Artist Ian Michael presented by Black Swan in a collaboration with WA Youth Theatre Company from 15 Aug to 6 Set in the Heath Ledger Theatre. Chris has also written the monologue The Remarkable and Ordinary Life of Carmela Caterina Tassone as part of Unsung Heroes presented in June at the Studio Underground.

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Our Resident Artist Program is supported by

FOUNDATION PARTNER

McCusker Charitable Foundation

SECTOR DEVELOPMENT PARTNER

City of Perth