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Black Swan State Theatre Company

Black Swan is a theatre company of national significance, creating exceptional theatre that nurtures Western Australian audiences and artists, and promotes our artists within the state, nationally and internationally. Founded in 1991, Black Swan has earned both critical and popular acclaim for its world premiere productions and highly distinctive reinterpretations of international theatre classics – all of which are infused with the unique culture of Western Australia.

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In addition to the work produced for the stage, Black Swan’s underlying strength is in artist development and broadening access and engagement with our state-wide community. Over the past five years, the company has seen enormous growth in audiences, built its internal capacity and established a benchmark for quality productions of scale in Western Australia. Looking to the future, the three areas of core strategic focus are artist development, education and regional engagement.

Guides


Black is the New White

Black is the New White is a hilarious meet-the-parents shake down comedy that will enthral and delight. It covers love, politics and other things you shouldn't talk about at dinner.

  • Dates:Sep 11 - 22
  • Venue:Heath Ledger Theatre

Details

  • Venue Address:Level 1, 182 William Street Perth WA 6000
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Produced By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

A romantic comedy that blends Guess Who's Coming to Dinner with Meet the Fockers. 

Charlotte Gibson, a lawyer with a successful career ahead of her. As her father Ray says, she could be the next female Indigenous Waleed Aly. But she has other ideas. First of all, it's Christmas. Second of all, she's in love. 

Her fiancé, Francis Smith though is not exactly what her family expected. He's unemployed and an experiemental composer..and he's white! Secrets are revealed, prejudives are outed and old rivalries get sorted through. 

 

Fully Sikh

Written and performed by Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa and is the first Aussie Sikh story to hit our stages. There will be music, dance, poetry and food - a sensory feast for audiences!

  • Dates:Oct 10 - 27
  • Venue:Studio Underground

Details

  • Venue Address:174 - 176 William St, Perth WA 6000
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,For teens 13-17,For seniors
  • Produced By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • Performing Arts:Dance,Theatre

Description

Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa shot to fame in Australia and around the world with her poetry on Australia's Got Talent. But before she went viral, Sukhjit was a brown, hairy Sikh girl growing up in the suburbs of Perth. Fully Sikh is her story. 

Venue: Studio Underground
Suitability: Recommended 12+

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