Black Swan State Theatre Company's Emerging Writers' Group has been the hotbed for many successful plays, and has amongst its alumni Gita Bezard, Chris Isaacs, Tyler Jacob Jones, Frieda Lee, Joe Lui, Will O'Mahony, Zoe Pepper, Clare Testoni and Mararo Wangai.
The 2018 Emerging Writers Group at Black Swan is composed of four emerging playwrights: Janelle Koenig, James McMillan, Samantha Murray, and Morgan Owen. Over four months they will each write a new first draft with the dramaturgy and guidance from Black Swan's Director of New Writing - Jeffrey Jay Fowler. The goal of the Emerging Writers' Group is to foster Western Australia's next generation of unique, brave and challenging theatrical voices and to pave the wave for live performance that is an integral part of Perth's culture.
All play readings with our 2018 EWG are free to attend.
Saturday 24 November,
Venue: City of Perth Library – 573 Hay St, Perth
Sit (Or I'll Make You Sit) by Morgan Owen, 11am
A play that trails three people and a dog through a series of increasingly dangerous power struggles.
Register for Morgan's play reading here.
Snow by Samantha Murray, 4pm
Follows the story of two couples after a strange global snowfall threatens humanity’s future.
Register for Samantha's play reading here.
Saturday 1 December,
Venue: Rehearsal room 1, State Theatre Centre of WA
SCOFF by James McMillan, 11am
Looks at how the language we speak changes what we are able to think and say, and the desire to rid oneself of language.
Register for James' play reading here.
Stuck In The Middle With You by Janelle Koenig, 4pm
A play about mid-life realisation that life won't pan out the way you expect.
Register for Janelle's play reading here.
Supported by City of Perth and Malcolm Robertson Foundation.