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'A Streetcar Named Desire' Comes to Perth!

Posted by on 21 February 2014 | | 0 Comments

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:

Playwright Chris Isaacs on 'Flood': "art is there to create discussion"

Posted by on 8 January 2014 | | 0 Comments

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!

Celebrating Black Swan's Founding Patron, Janet Holmes a Court

Posted by on 28 November 2013 | | 0 Comments

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:

The Ladies of 'Shrine'

Posted by on 27 August 2013 | | 0 Comments

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.

Author Tim Winton on his new play 'Shrine'

Posted by on 6 August 2013 | | 0 Comments

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.

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