Your passion for Western Australian theatre has made the countless hours of rehearsals, sweat, blood and tears worthwhile and helped us to entertain and enrich the hearts and minds of Western Australians.
As a long term subscriber and supporter of Black Swan, Anita Clayton shares her story and reasons why she chooses to be a Black Swan Legacy Leader.
It has been almost 10 years that Anita and Black Swan have had an enduring relationship, built on a love for theatre and passion for the arts. From productions at the Octagon to the Playhouse, Anita has followed Black Swan through many stages and has seen many landmark productions including Cloudstreet, Bran Nue Dae and The Sapphires.
With a long history supporting Black Swan, Anita explained that being a subscriber has improved her quality of life. “The theatre is a space where you can escape, unwind, relax and be taken to new worlds,” said Anita.
Anita values the art of theatre and how productions can present you with different points of view that you may have never considered. “The theatre reinforces how fortunate we are as Western Australians and enables me to appreciate my own life. Most of all being a subscriber encourages me to attend productions that I wouldn’t normally choose, however I often end up enjoying them the most,” added Anita.
Anita’s decision to become a Black Swan Legacy Leader and leave a bequest to Black Swan was centred on leaving behind a memory the way that she wanted. Anita has divided her estate between a number of organisations that have made an impact on her life, including Black Swan.
“Everyone should have an opportunity to see good theatre and take part in it if they want to. It is so important to produce local works, employ up and coming local talent and ensure the arts are accessible to young people,” said Anita.
Anita encourages others to consider investing in Black Swan through a bequest and becoming a Legacy Leader. “Exposure to the arts and especially theatre is important for the community. In her opinion it is as important to make a contribution to the arts as it is to the medical and children’s charities.
For more information on Legacy Leaders please contact Andrée McIntyre, Philanthropy Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0417 187 025.