Due 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 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?
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.