The Black Swan State Theatre Company unveiled it’s 2016 season on Monday, and it looks like it will be one of it’s best years. I have personally enjoyed this year’s offering as Black Swan has consistently been showcasing some world class talent, but check out what’s on offer in 2016!
Loaded: Girl Shut Your Mouth (Gita Bezard)/Tonsils and Tweezers (Will O’Mahony) Studio Underground January 7-14
This will be a double bill for Fringe 2016, and features emerging playwrights Gita Bezard, whom we interviewed in season two for her Pop-reflective works ‘All that Glitters’ and Will O’Mahony whom you may have seen in ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ as part of this year’s Black Swan line up, as well as Great White at Fringe last year.
Picnic at Hanging Rock (Tom Wright, adapted from Joan Lindsay), Heath Ledger Theatre April 1-17
This will be based on the novel, not the film and promises to be a haunting update of the story for a new generation.
Angels in America Part I Millenium Approaches (Tony Krushner) Heath Ledger Theatre, May 28 to June 19
A Perfect Specimen (Nathaniel Moncrieff) Studio Underground June 30 to July 17.
“A heart-wrenching world premiere of the tragic, true tale of Julia Pastrana from acclaimed WA playwright and 2013 Emerging Writers Group prize winner, Nathaniel Moncrieff.”
The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Bertolt Brecht) Heath Ledger Theatre, July 30 to August 14 August
Clinton the Musical (Paul and Michael Hodge) Heath Ledger Theatre, August 27 to September 11
Very interesting in that this was written by Aussies, and had a successful festival run in the States and is now playing off-Broadway.
Tartuffe (Moliere/Justin Fleming) Heath Ledger Theatre October 22-November 6
The excitement and work that has been put into creating this new season is palpable, the Artistic Director, Kate Cherry and the directors and playwrights themselves spoke passionately about why and how the pieces were chosen or inspired.
A new progam this year is the Bridging Company; A small company of actors and writers and artists straight from WAAPA who will be appearing in Loaded for Fringe, as well as parts throughout the year. A fantastic opportunity for actors and artists to be employed straight out of uni.
To subscribe or pre-purchase tickets to the 2016 season, visit the Black Swan website.