Parties, play readings, launches and Fully Sikh topped off the month of October!
‘Stories from Here’ was announced by Artistic Director Clare Watson, with a very special appearance by Tim Winton, and we welcomed our new Principal Partner, Fortescue Metals Group.
Our inaugural co-production with Barking Gecko on Fully Sikh closed to a full house with standing ovations after a highly successful extended season. We are incredibly proud of Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa, Pavan Kumar Hari and all the creatives and staff from both companies who worked on this celebration of family, community and culture.
Our Emerging Writers’ Group presented their original scripts to audiences for the first time. Congratulations to Michelle Aitken, Daley King and Sam Nerida on your debuts. Our remaining playwrights, Zac James and Dureshawar Khan will present their free public play readings on Saturday 16 November. I encourage you to support them and witness their readings first hand. They are our next generation of playwrights and we are thrilled to support them with the City of Perth and through funding from Malcolm Robertson Foundation
Congratulations to our Resident Artist Ian Michael on winning the 2019 CHASS (Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences) Australia Prize for Future Leader. Ian is an accomplished actor, playwright and theatre maker and will be appearing in Cloudstreet at His Majesty's Theatre in February, launching his world premiere York co-written with Chris Isaacs in August, as well as curating, Maali Festival, with fellow Resident Artist Chloe Ogilvie. Maali Festival a FREE multi-disciplinary arts event, celebrating First Nations culture and arts.
We are exceptionally proud of the theatre we presented to audiences this year; and I feel incredibly privileged to work with such dedicated and talented individuals.
Thank you to all who joined us for ‘Where the Heart Is’. We look forward to sharing “Stories From Here” with you in 2020.