Western Australian communities need to tell and hear their own stories.
By drawing on the talents of emerging artists, we fill Black Swan’s theatre seasons with old stories told anew and new stories about who we are.
We prioritise new work and Australian writing. We commission new works from Australia’s leading playwrights that reflect the experiences of Western Australians. Over 30 years, we have commissioned over 60 new Australian works. In 2020, we were proud to help women writers bring new comedies to the stage through the Funny Girl initiative.
We help home-grown talent take the world by storm, from actors like Tim Minchin, Kelton Pell (The Circuit, Redfern Now), Clare Lovering (San Andreas, Hyde and Seek), Kate Mulvaney (Hunters, The Great Gatsby) to renowned directors like Matt Lutton (Artistic Director, Malthouse Theatre) and Adam Mitchell (Summer of the Seventh Doll and Every Brilliant Thing).
By supporting WA’s emerging artists, we bring the world to us, and us to the world.