We are delighted to announce Black Swan is welcoming two new Resident Artists for 2020, Chris Isaacs and Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa.
Chris Isaacs is a writer, devisor, performer and a founding artist of The Last Great Hunt. He has had works performed nationally and internationally. His play ‘The Great Ridoplhi’ was a hit of Perth FringeWorld 2016, winning three awards, including Best New WA Script and The Martin Simms Award.
Other writing credits include the multiple award winning ‘FAG/STAG’ (co-written with Jeffrey Jay Fowler), award winning ‘Old Love’ (Audience Development Award - Blue Room) and award winning ‘Flood’ (PAWA best new play). As a co-devisor/performer Chris' work includes ‘All That Glitters’ (The Last Great Hunt), ‘Falling Through Clouds’ (The Last Great Hunt) and the award winning 'It's Dark Outside' (ArtsHub Innovation Award – 2013 and Helpmann nominated) for The Last Great Hunt.
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.
Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa is a first-generation Australian Sikh spoken word poet, performer and playwright based in Perth. She is passionate about diversity and the importance of visibility in the performing arts and inherently merges her advocacy background with the arts. Her work predominantly provokes conversations around Australian identity, feminism and the power of uncomfortable conversations. Her debut theatre show with Barking Gecko Theatre Company and Black Swan Theatre Company is titled Fully Sikh and premiered in 2019.
Continuing with us from 2019 are the very talented Ian Michael, Julia Hales, and Chloe Ogilvie.
Black Swan Resident Artists work on the future programming on our stages in collaboration with Artistic Director Clare Watson as well as contributing to the day-to-day running of the company. They are advocates for Black Swan in the creative community and they each have an independent practice as an artist outside of Black Swan.