Black Swan's current production is the laugh-out-loud, 1950's comedy, Laughter on the 23rd Floor by Neil Simon. Simon wrote Laughter in 1993 and based it on his real-life early career experience as a junior writer (along with his brother Danny) for Your Show of Shows, the weekly variety show in the early 1950’s featuring Sid Caesar.
Black Swan State Theatre Company is pleased to announce two appointments: Monique Beaudoire as Partnerships Manager, and Maria Sioulas as Marketing and Audience Development Manager.
Australian playwright Suzie Miller puts Perth on stage in her new work, Dust, premiering at the State Theatre Centre of WA later this month. It's a powerful production, as funny as it is touching. Out in Perth sat down with Suzie to talk about the upcoming show and what it means to her.
It's been a while since we've done an interview with an actor or creative, so we're bringing it back in a big way with a short Q&A with a well renowned playwright and director, Aidan Fennessy. Black Swan first worked with Aidan in 2012 when we premiered his play National Interest, which he also directed on the Heath Ledger Theatre stage. The critically acclaimed production was a powerful and emotional story of Australian history and family grief.
We are happy to announce Black Swan's Emerging Writers Group for 2014!
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.