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Touring

 

DEVISED CREATED AND WRITTEN BY: Ella Hetherington
DIRECTED BY: Jeffrey Jay Fowler
SET & COSTUME DESIGN: Patrick Howe
MUSICAL DIRECTOR/SOUND DESIGN: Ben Collins
CAST: Ella Hetherington & Brendan Ewing
It is with great pleasure that Black Swan State Theatre Company launches the World Premiere of
Shadowboxing on Thursday 4 June at 11am in Koorliny Arts Centre, Kwinana. Shadowboxing will then
tour to Mandurah Performing Arts Centre and other regional centres and schools.
This is the second production created by Black Swan to specifically tour to schools and regional Western
Australia and is aimed at Years 7-12 (ages 12 - 17). Shadowboxing has been designed to accommodate
a wide range of communities and is aligned to current social issues especially social media and current
Drama, English, ESL and Society and Environment curriculum.
In the second half of 2015 Shadowboxing will perform in schools, theatres and community centres
throughout regional Western Australia.
These education and regional tours are made possible through Black Swan’s partnership with Chevron.
The partnership focuses on regional and education programs that support Drama and English curriculum,
the development of new theatre audiences and customised regional and metropolitan school workshops.
This includes complimentary teacher and pre

ShadowboxingDue to its success in 2015, Black Swan State Theatre Company will reprise our education and community production, Shadowboxing in 2016

Shadowboxing is the second production created by Black Swan to specifically tour to schools and regional Western Australia and is aimed at Years 7-12 (ages 12-17). Shadowboxing has been designed to accommodate a wide range of communities and is aligned to current social issues especially social media and current Drama, English, ESL and Society and Environment curriculum.

"It was really well pitched and relevant to the students' lives." Teacher, Esperance Anglican Community College

 

Shadowboxing

Shadowboxing explores the journey of two characters Cat and Benj who are at a party. But as the party becomes less appealing, Benj escapes to the co-existing world of Shadow, a limitless place filled with possibility and hope.

In Shadow he is free to be another version of himself.

In Shadow he has friends and freedom to be.

In Shadow he feels more at ease with himself than in reality.

Cat joins Benj in Shadow as his sympathetic friend Idgy. They become close, trust is built, secrets told, friendship is born. But only in Shadow!

But how can Benj have his Shadow friendship in the actual world too?

“We are so accustomed to disguising ourselves to others, that in the end we become disguised to ourselves” Francois de la Rochefoucauld
"In a lifetime, we make 396 friendships but only 33 stand the test of time. Out of the 33, only 6 are considered to be close friends while the 27 are social friends. Best friends are not those one sees most often but those one thinks of most. Men see friends every five days while women see them every 3.5 days. Both sexes however see their best friend only once in eight weeks." Ella Hetherington

DEVISED CREATED AND WRITTEN BY: Ella Hetherington

DIRECTED BY: Jeffrey Jay Fowler

SET & COSTUME DESIGN: Patrick Howe

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/SOUND DESIGN: Ben Collins

CAST: Ella Hetherington & Brendan Ewing

 

SEASON: 1-12 August 2016 

VENUE: At your school or in your regional community 

BOOKINGS: Contact Alena at Alena@bsstc.com.au or (08) 6212 9300

 

Check out the behind the scenes video of our 2015 regional tour of Shadowboxing

 

These education and regional tours are made possible through Black Swans partnership with Chevron. The partnership focuses on regional and education programs that support Drama and English curriculum, the development of new theatre audiences and customised regional and metropolitan school workshops. This includes complimentary teacher and pre-teacher access to Black Swan productions to encourage class attendance and enhance teaching.