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Black Swan State Theatre Company

Our Town By Thornton Wilder

See our city brought to life by the characters who live here.
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‘A play that celebrates the extraordinary in ordinary lives has undoubted resonance.’ 

- The Guardian

What if the role of a teacher in a play was actually played by a teacher? An undertaker by an undertaker? A policeman by a member of the WA Police Force?

State Theatre Centre Courtyard becomes the meeting place for the characters of our city in Our Town. US playwright Thornton Wilder’s classic Pulitzer prize-winning drama brings a fictional town to life in a production directed by Clare Watson with a cast of professional actors and everyday Perth citizens. Get to know the town’s inhabitants in a classic play that’s about everything and nothing, a shattering, yet a piercingly beautiful examination of the everyday rhythms and pulses of ordinary life.

Images: Richard Jefferson

 

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Tickets from $25 - $55 + BF

General Admission Adult $55 / Concession $50 / Friend $50 / Student $25

State Theatre Centre of WA

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  • Auslan Performances Auslan Performances
  • Wheelchair access Wheelchair access

All performances Auslan interpreted

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Please Note

Duration: 2hrs 30mins including intervals

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Post Show Conversation

Thu 21 Feb 10.30pm    

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Artistic Credits

Director Clare Watson
Lighting Designer 
Chloe Ogilvie
Cast includes 
Abbie-Lee Lewis, Ian Michael, Shari Sebbens

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About the Company

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 Western Australian 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.

Clare Watson
Clare Watson commenced in the role of artistic director of Black Swan State Theatre Company in October 2016 and made her directorial debut with Let the Right One In (2017). In 2018 she directed The Events, (including an eastern states tour), You Know We Belong Together, a co-production with Perth Festival and DADAA and FITTER.FASTER. BETTER. for Awesome Festival. Previously she was Artistic Director at St Martins collaborating with children and teenagers. Her work included I saw the second one hit, Gonzo (Malthouse Theatre) and FITTER.FASTER. BETTER. (Dance Massive, Junction Arts Festival, Malthouse Theatre). Her mainstage work credits include Gonzo, I Heart John McEnroe (Uninvited Guests/Theatre Works – winner Green Room Award for Best Ensemble, and five nominations including Best Director), Hotel (Melbourne Fringe Festival – winner Best Director) and The Events by David Greig for Malthouse and Belvoir, Sydney Festival and Adelaide Festival. She directed the critically acclaimed What Rhymes with Cars and Girls for Melbourne Theatre Company in 2015, which received four Helpmann nominations including Best Director and toured nationally in 2017. Watson is a graduate of Directing at the Victorian College of the Arts, a trained teacher having worked in high schools in Victoria for 15 years and was also Education Manager at Malthouse Theatre.  She was Female Director-in-Residence at Malthouse Theatre and is an alumna of MTC’s Women Directors Program.

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Acknowledgements

Black Swan State Theatre Company supported by Artistic Director Partner Wesfarmers Arts  
Supported by White Swans.

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