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.
Pictured above: CENTRE STAGE
To celebrate our 25th anniversary we thought we’d share with you a snapshot of the talents of a range of people who, on any given day, make the theatre machine, that is Black Swan, tick. Special thanks to these and all our past and present writers, directors, actors, artists, set, costume, lighting and sound designers, composers, musical directors, production, stage management and technical teams, wardrobe staff, set construction, wig and prop makers. Together with our Board of Directors, executive team, marketing, partnerships, philanthropy, ﬁnance, artistic, education and administration teams, venue management and staﬀ, ambassadors, interns and volunteers – we live every day contributing and creating a vibrant and sustainable arts culture in Western Australia.