Whilst the past few months have been difficult for us all, at Black Swan we’ve used this time to refocus and explore new ways of working together, to ensure we remain purposeful and connected. We want to take this moment to acknowledge how much our audience means to us, and we can’t wait to gather again soon.
When COVID-19 hit we took the decision to postpone our 2020 season until Oklahoma! this November, for the safety of our audience members and our artistic community. Whilst social distancing restrictions are being eased and life is returning back to some semblance of ‘normal’, it will be some time before we are all back in the theatre.
I feel incredibly fortunate that our company has been able to help Keep Creativity Alive during this time. Over the past months our talented workshop team have been collaborating with the new WA Museum on the creation of their exhibition pieces. We’ve been working with actors almost every day of lock-down, amounting to over 160 weeks of full time artist employment. In April we completed a four week creative development of The Cherry Orchard, originally part of the 2020 season. In May we live streamed the much loved Summer of the Seventeenth Doll for which over 1,000 audience members registered. And most recently we've been madly working behind the scenes to prepare our brand new offer for you…
Welcome to Black Swan Home Theatre. This is a company first that will allow us to connect with you in your own space. This is about providing theatre for you, about you, and with you.
Distributed across the company’s suite of digital channels, at Black Swan Home Theatre you’ll see video messages from our actors, behind the scenes interviews with our artists and creatives, backstage tours of our workshops and the digital presentation of Unsung Heroes: A Digital Festival of Western Australian Stories.
Initially scheduled as part of our 2020 season, Unsung Heroes, is a collection of tour-de-force solo performances, by WA artists that celebrate everyday Western Australians who have done extraordinary things. This world premiere season is directed by Emily McLean and Joe Paradise Lui.
I hope you can join us. It's just not the same without you.
Stay safe, stay well and enjoy Unsung Heroes.
Executive Director | Co-CEO