Perth actress Jo Morris plays "Stellllaaa!" in Black Swan's upcoming production of A Streetcar Named Desire, alongside Sigrid Thornton as Blanche. We caught up with Jo in between rehearsals to hear how it's going and what it's like:
Black Swan and the University of Western Australia have come together to bring world-renowned teacher of voice, Professor Kristin Linklater, to Perth!
Chris Isaacs is the playwright behind Black Swan's first 2014 production, Flood, a world premiere and part of Fringe World Festival 2014. Chris is a member of Black Swan's Emerging Writers Group, and Flood is the first script to come out of the group and onto our stages. So it's a very exciting event for us all, but maybe most of all for Chris!
Black Swan recently hosted a party to celebrate Janet Holmes à Court's birthday and her contribution over the years to Black Swan and Western Australian culture. As Black Swan's Founding Patron, Janet has been with us since the beginning - developing the very idea of Black Swan, driving our growth, and helping us develop into the state theatre company we are today. At the party, former Black Swan Artistic Director Andrew Ross made a speech to Janet that we'd like to share with you:
Black Swan State Theatre Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Natalie Jenkins as the Company’s new General Manager and of Nicola Forrest to the Company’s Board of Directors.
Another year, another successful 4ARTS Performing Arts Education Festival!
Sarah McNeill and Whitney Richards are two talented actors in Tim Winton's new play, Shrine. Sarah plays the wife of Adam (played by John Howard) and the mother of Jack, the boy who dies in a car accident. Whitney plays June Fenton, a small-town girl who has an important story to tell about Jack's last night. These ladies are emotional powerhouses on stage in this gripping production. We asked them to answer a few questions about themselves and where they are at.
We are in the second week of rehearsals for our next production, Shrine by Tim Winton! Director Kate Cherry, author Tim Winton and actor John Howard come together for a second time (the first being our 2011 production Rising Water) to bring this West Australian story to life on stage.
Black Swan State Theatre Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Andrew Harding to the Company’s Board of Directors.
Black Swan's Education & Community Access Manager, Alena, and Marketing & Sponsorship Manager, Nancy are currently attending the Major Performing Arts 'Arts in Education' Network Forum in Sydney. It's a two-day annual meeting for the Major Performing Arts (MPA) Education Network to discuss the latest crucial issues in arts education, including developments in the National Arts Curriculum. In association with the forum, Alena has answered a few questions in response to a new book being written about the impact of the arts.