We are pleased to announce that Joe Hooligan Lui (Theatre maker), and Emily McLean (Director) are joining the company in 2019 as resident artists, adding to the life and fabric of Black Swan.
Working alongside Artistic Director Clare Watson, these artists will develop leadership skills, collaborate on developing future artistic programs and projects for 2020 and beyond becoming advocates for the company in the broader community. Our resident artists have key creative positions throughout the 2019 season, will regularly attend rehearsals, company runs and specific events and activities in the year. Clare believes that Joe and Emily “are dedicated to their practice, adventurous, have an abundance of creative energy and we look forward to collaborating, sharing their ideas, andas a team emboldening our vision for the company.”
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.
JOE HOOLIGAN LUI THEATRE MAKER
Joe is a graduate of Murdoch University (BA Arts), current Black Swan Resident Artist and the Spirit of the Fringe. He is a regular and contributing part of the professional and independent theatre industry in Perth as a writer, sound designer/composer, director and lighting designer. His theatre credits with the company include: I Am My Own Wife (Director and Sound Designer/Composer), The Lighthouse Girl, Venus in Fur (Lighting Designer) and LOADED: A Double Bill of New Plays (Sound Designer/Composer). Joe is a founding member and the creative leader of Renegade Productions. Renegade Productions has earned success and recognition in the independent theatre sector of Perth as a company that creates thought provoking, socially conscious work that pushes the boundaries of both form and content. Credits with Renegade as Writer/Director include: Unveiling: Gay Sex for Endtimes.
EMILY MCLEAN DIRECTOR
Emily is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (Directing). Her credits with the company include Dust (as Director), Shrine, Other Desert Cities,The Memory of Water (as Assistant Director). She was a Sydney Theatre Company Affiliate Director in 1998 and has received the Equity Award for Best Director for Dealer’s Choice and Equity Award for Best Director for The Mozart Faction. Other theatre credits as director include: Red Ryder Productions: The Duck Variations, Dealer’s Choice, A Moment on the Lips, The Mozart Faction, Dying City, Fat Pig. Perth Theatre Company/Red Ryder: Dealer’s Choice, Loveplay. WAAPA: Summer of the Aliens, Grimm Tales. Deckchair: Not Like Beckett. Curtin: The Messenger, Broken Valley. Moxy Collective: Virgie. Little y: Slut. Shangai Lil: Three On, One Oﬀ. Downstairs at the Maj: Maj Monologues.
IAN MICHAEL WRITER/ACTOR
Ian is a proud Wilman Noongar man born in Darwin and raised in Bunbury. He is a graduate from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. As actor and theatre maker, Ian’s theatre and creative development highlights include Let the Right One In (Black Swan), HART (She Said Theatre), Big Day Out, Black Writers Lab (Ilbijerri Theatre Company); Blak Cabaret (Malthouse Theatre); The Kid (Melbourne Theatre Company). Film credits include: Where are the Warriors (Wirrim Films); Needle (Nexus 6 Films). In 2013 and 2015, Ian was awarded the Most Outstanding Indigenous Artist for his roles in Laika and Wills and HART at the Melbourne Fringe Festival. In 2015, HART won two awards to tour New Zealand and Adelaide Fringe Festivals and Best Emerging Artist for Ian at Adelaide Fringe. In 2016, HART was nominated for Best Independent Production at the Green Room Awards.
CHLOE OGILVIE LIGHTING DESIGNER
Chloe is a proud Yamatji Nhanda woman originally from Tom Price. She is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (Advanced Diploma of Live Theatre and Events – Lighting). She is a Black Swan Resident Artist and her Lighting Design Associate credits with the company include Xenides, The Events, Assassins. Other theatre credits include Fever and the Fret (Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company), Toast (Maiden Voyage Theatre Company), Spinifex Gum (Adelaide Festival), Cockfight (The Farm), Good Little Soldier (Ochre Contemporary Dance Company).