Directed by Joe Paradise Lui
- The Unremarkable and Ordinary Life of Carmela Caterina Tassone (Née Panaia) by Chris Isaacs - Actor Chris Isaacs
- The Perfect Boy by Gita Bezard - Actor Caitlin Beresford - Ord
- Own Way by Barbara Hostalek – Actor Jo Morris
Directed by Emily McLean
- Song in the Key of Trust by Mararo Wangai – Actor Mararo Wangai
- Lesson in the Art of Butterfly by Hellie Turner – Actor Alison van Reeken
For both directors Emily Mclean and Joe Paradise Lui it was a challenge to turn the series of staged monologues into a series filmed for live stream.
“Working closely with Joe Paradise Lui to ensure a shared language across the project that still has room for each individual story's quirks and demands has been a rare treat. It has been freeing to have the ability to cut and zoom to a close up - like really, really close up. Building a relationship with the audience member found down the barrel of the camera has been an interesting use of the form and the best (and only) possible path to our audience. And in fact it isn't one audience member down there - we have put the whole Studio Underground audience onto one seat and we are telling the story to that seat" says director Emily McLean.
Emily is a WAAPA Directing Graduate, a founding member of Red Ryder Productions and was a Black Swan Resident Artist in 2017 and 2019. Emily has worked for Perth Theatre Company, Deckchair, Red Ryder, WAAPA, Curtin, Maiden Voyage Theatre Company, and other independent companies. Last year for Black Swan she directed Water by Jane Bodie and was Assistant Director on The Torrents by Oriel Gray. In 2014 she directed the world premiere of Dust by Suzie Miller for the company which was awarded The Premier’s Award for Best Script (2016). In the last ten years she has directed the first production of eight new Australian scripts. Emily also occasionally works at The Centre for Stories running oral storytelling workshops.
Joe Paradise Lui has being engaged in more screen technology with video projections and live streaming as part of his theatre making. His has felt “the process has been both exciting and terrifying. We’re trying to take two very different mediums - theatre and film and trying to collide them together into an experience that is satisfying for both."
Joe Paradise Lui has also been a Resident artist at Black Swan and the winner of Spirit of the Fringe. He is a regular and contributing part of the professional and independent theatre industry in Perth as a writer, director, sound designer/composer, and lighting designer. His theatre credits for Black Swan include: The Torrents (Sound Designer/Composer), 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 also the founding member and the creative leader of Renegade Productions, a company recognised for its thought provoking, socially conscious work that pushes the boundaries of both form and content.