14 Oct 2015
Western Australia’s theatre sector plays an invaluable role in the cultural life of the State.
Over the past few years, the sector has brought us many excellent productions including Tim Watts’ It’s Dark Out There, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s production of Tim Winton’s Blueback, Barking Gecko Theatre Company’s productions of Craig Silvey’s Jasper Jones and the multi Helpmann award winning collaboration with Opera Australia of The Rabbits, based on Shaun Tan’s book of the same name.
Black Swan State Theatre Company broke its own box office record in 2014 with a sold out and extended season of A Street Car Named Desire and garnered praise for its production of Suzie Miller’s Dust. The Company’s world premiere production of The Red Balloon in October 2015 stands to do the same.
Viewed holistically, sustaining a theatre ‘ecosystem’, both in metropolitan and regional WA, requires a number of inter-dependent approaches.
Read full version of the Theatre sector vision in WA paper.