We are all feeling very excited about the year of theatre we have ahead of us, beginning with the glorious Cloudstreet. And we can’t wait for our new Executive Director, Rick Heath, to join us. Rick is a passionate and highly experienced Arts leader and brings incredible energy and ingenuity to Black Swan as we begin a new decade together.
I have recently returned from driving across the Nullarbor Plain during Bunuru, the Nyoongar second summer. Travelling across this great expanse of Western Australia and standing looking out at the majestic Great Australian Bight, one can’t help but feel small against such an awe-inspiring backdrop of nature. Approaching Melbourne, the city skyline was rendered invisible by smoke, and on my return trip, driving home through Eucla, Balladonia and Norseman, sections of landscape were now charred and bare.
We are visibly battling the effects of climate crisis across the country. Our thoughts go out to those affected by the bushfires and floods afflicting our nation. It is our hope that the stories we share with you this year offer hope, inspire a need for transformative change and remind us of how resilient we are when we work together.
We look forward to seeing you at the theatre.
Artistic Director - Clare Watson