Education Resource Kits

Black Swan’s education resource kits are developed by Black Swan State Theatre Company’s Education and Community Access Manager. They are distributed free to teachers/lecturers who make a group student booking, as a supplementary resource to the performance.

The Education Resource Kits are a useful reference for teachers, lecturers and students and generally contain social, cultural and historical details, interviews with members of the creative team and a variety of English and Drama activities suitable for Middle to Upper Secondary level students. Each activity has been linked with learning areas and outcomes from the Curriculum Framework.

"The education resource is very valuable and I keep all of them from the performances I view. The students know I have them and sometimes ask if they can use them for work they are doing with monologues or particular theatre texts." Drama teacher

Education Resource Kits from previous Black Swan State Theatre Company productions are available to purchase for $30.00 each (includes postage & handling) after the production run has closed. The following kits are available to purchase now:

Download the Teachers Education Resource Kit Order Form.

 Play Title  Playwright Year              
Accidental Death of an Anarchist Dario Fo 2006
Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches Tony Kushner 2016
Arcadia Tom Stoppard 2012
As You Like It William Shakespeare 2014
A Man with Five Children Nick Enright 2003
A Midsummer Night's Dream William Shakespeare 2011
A Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee Williams 2014
Bran Nue Dae Jimmy Chi & Knuckles 2002
Blithe Spirit  Noel Coward 2015
Boundary Street Reg Cribb 2011
Boy Gets Girl Rebecca Gilman 2012
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Tennessee Williams 2011
Clinton: The Musical Book by Paul Hodge and Michael Hodge, Music & Lyrics by Paul Hodge 2016
Cyrano de Bergerac Edmund Rostand, adapted by Andrew Upton and Marion Potts 2008
Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller 2013
Dinner Moira Buffini 2015
Educating Rita Willy Russell 2004
Extinction Hannie Rayson 2015
Far Away Caryl Churchill 2008
Glengarry Glen Ross David Mamet 2015
God of Carnage Yasmina Reza 2009
Honour Joanna Murray-Smith 2007
Jandamarra Steve Hawke 2008
Laughter on the 23rd Floor Neil Simon 2014
Life x 3 Yasmina Reza 2007
Live Acts on Stage Michael Gow 2004
LOADED: A Double Bill of New Plays featuring Girl Shut Your Mouth and Tonsils + Tweezers    Gita Bezard / Will O'Mahony 2016
Madagascar J.T. Rogers 2010
Managing Carmen David Williamson 2012
Medea Euripides 2005
Much Ado About Nothing William Shakespeare 2009
National Interest Aidan Fennessy 2012
Next to Normal Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey, Music by Tom Kitt 2015
Ninety Joanna Murray-Smith 2011
Other Desert Cities Jon Robin Baitz 2013
Picnic at Hanging Rock A new play by Tom Wright, adapted from Joan Lindsay's novel 2016
Plainsong Adapted by David Britton. 2000
pool (no water) Mark Ravenhill 2009
Portraits of Modern Evil Robert Reid 2008
Proof David Auburn 2004
Red Dog Neill Gladwin 2006
Rising Water Tim Winton 2011
Ruby's Last Dollar Reg Cribb 2005
Shrine Tim Winton 2013
Signs of Life Tim Winton 2012
Tartuffe Moliere, a new version by Justin Fleming 2016
The Career Highlights of the Mamu Trevor Jamieson & Scott Rankin 2002
The Carnivores Ian Wilding 2006
The Caucasian Chalk Circle Bertolt Brecht 2016
The Clean House Sarah Ruhl 2010
The Crucible Arthur Miller 2007
The Caucasian Chalk Circle Bertolt Brecht 2008 
The Damned Reg Cribb 2011
The Dark Room Angela Betzien 2009
The Female of the Species Joanna Murray-Smith 2008
The Glass Menagerie Tennessee Williams 2009
The House on The Lake Aidan Fennessy 2014
The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde 2013
The Laramie Project Moises Kaufman 2007
The Memory of Water Shelagh Stephenson 2009
The Messiah Patrick Barlow 2007
The Lady Aoi Yukio Mishima, English translation by Donald Keene 2007
The Lightkeeper Verity Laughton 2005
The Odyssey Tom Wright, after Homer 2006
The Pitch Peter Houghton 2008
The Red Balloon Albert Lamorisse, adapted by Hilary Bell 2015
The Sapphires Tony Briggs 2010
The Seagull Anton Chekhov 2014
The Shape of Things Neil LaBute 2010
The Swimming Club Hannie Rayson 2010
The Visit Friedrich Durrenmatt 2005
The Web Kate Mulvany 2009
The White Divers of Broome Hilary Bell 2012
The Year of Magical Thinking Joan Didion 2009
Torrez Ian Wilding 2004
Twelfth Night William Shakespeare 2010
Uncle Vanya adapted by Reg Cribb 2005
When The Rain Stops Falling Andrew Bovell 2011
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Edward Albee 2009
X-Stacey Margery Forde 2003
Yandy Jolly Read 2004
Yellow Moon - The Ballad of Leila and Lee David Greig 2010
Ying Tong - A Walk With The Goons Roy Smiles 2008
Zastrozzi George Walker 2005


Click on the links to download the Teachers Education Resource Kit Contents pages for 2008, 20092010, 2011, 2012201320142015 and 2016 to get a sneak peek into some of the available kits.


To find out more, please contact:

Alena Tompkins
Black Swan State Theatre Company Education and Community Access Manager
Phone: (08) 6212 9310    Fax: (08) 6212 9318

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