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Black Swan State Theatre Company

About

Black Swan is Western Australia’s state theatre company, committed to creating exceptional theatre that nurtures Western Australian audiences and artists and promotes our artists within the state, nationally and internationally.

Company History

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.

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.

In October 2016, Clare Watson joined the company as Artistic Director.

Further Information

Black Swan is committed to supporting educators in developing an appreciation of the Performing Arts. Our mission is to be accessible to all school communities with selected performances, workshops, quality resources and value adding experiences that support and complement the West Australian and Australian Curriculum.

We offer students and teachers value adding experiences like pre- and post-show talks with cast and creatives, education resource kits, behind the scenes experiences, in-school workshops, teacher professional learning, in-school performances, and more.

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