Black Swan State Theatre Company: 2014 Season

Black Swan State Theatre Company: 2014 Season

Black Swan State Theatre Company launched its 2014 season in the State Theatre Centre’s Heath Ledger Theatre on Monday October 14, 2013.

The mainstage season of six plays contains a mix of classics and new work, and Black Swan will be returning to the Studio Underground with two plays in 2014 as part of the Black Swan Lab program.

Highlights include:

 

Six plays presented in the Heath Ledger Theatre, two in the Studio Underground.

• Directed by Kate Cherry, Sigrid Thornton will star as Blanche DuBois in Tennessee William’s A Streetcar Named Desire.

• Greta Scacchi and her daughter Leila George will star in Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, directed by Kate Cherry.

• Ben Elton is revisiting his play Gasping, first performed in 1990, and is re-imagining it for a new era and new country. The play will now be called Gasp! and will be directed by Wesley Enoch in a co-production with Queensland Theatre Company.

• Dust by Suzie Miller, a Rio Tinto Black Swan Commission about a very dusty day in Perth, will have its world premiere in June 2014.

• Peter Rowsthorn will play the role of comedian Max Prince in Neil Simon’s comedy Laughter on the 23rdFloor.

Peter Rowsthorn pictured above as Max Prince. Image by Rob Frith

• Roger Hodgman will direct a large WA cast in Shakespeare’s topsy-turvy comedy As You Like It.

• In the Studio Underground, a new initiative called Black Swan Lab will provide dynamic opportunities for ambitious artistic collaborations. In its inaugural year, the Black Swan Lab presents two world premieres, Flood by Perth writer Chris Isaacs and The House on The Lake by Aidan Fennessy.

 

Heath Ledger Theatre

A Streetcar Named Desire

15 March – 6 April 2014

Director: Kate Cherry

Cast featuring: Benj D’Addario, Nathaniel Dean, Luke Hewitt, Michael Loney, Rhoda Lopez, William McNeill, Sigrid Thornton, Steve Turner, Alison van Reeken

Set & Costume Designer: Christina Smith

Lighting Designer: Matt Scott

Sound Designer: Ben Collins

Pictured right: Sigrid Thornton as Blanche. Image by Robert Frith.

 

As You Like It

17 May – 1 June 2014

Director: Roger Hodgman

Cast featuring: Caitlin Beresford-Ord, Brett Dowson, Andy Fraser, Brendan Hanson, Luke Hewitt, Geoff Kelso, Nick Maclaine, Greg McNeill, Jovana Miletic, Cecelia Peters, Igor Sas, Grace Smibert, James Sweeny, Steve Turner

Set & Costume Designer: Christina Smith

Lighting Designer: Matt Scott

Sound Designer/Composer: Ash Gibson Greig

 

Dust

28 June – 13 July 2014

Director: Emily McLean

Cast featuring: Fayssal Bazzi, Benj D’Addario, Charlotte Devenport, Alison van Reeken and Gemma Willing.

Pictured left Charlotte Devenport as Emma. Image by Rob Frith

Set & Costume Designer: Fiona Bruce

Lighting Designer: Trent Suidgeest

 

The Seagull

9 – 31 August 2014

Director: Kate Cherry

Cast featuring: Rebecca Davis, Leila George, Michael Loney, Greta Scacchi

Set and Costume Designer: Fiona Bruce

Lighting Designer: Jon Buswell

Sound Designer: Ash Gibson Greig

Movement Director: Chrissie Parrott

 

Laughter on the 23rd Floor

6 – 21 September 2014

Director: Kate Cherry

Cast featuring: Peter Rowsthorn

Set & Costume Designer: Lauren Ross

Lighting Designer: Trent Suidgeest

Sound Designer: Ben Collins

Gasp!

25 October – 9 November 2014

Director: Wesley Enoch

Cast featuring: Damon Lockwood, Steven Rooke

Lighting Designer: Trent Suidgeest

A co-production with Queensland Theatre Company.

 

Black Swan Lab - Studio Underground

Flood

17 January – 2 February 2014

Director: Adam Mitchell

Cast featuring: Joshua Brennan, Adriane Daff, Will O’Mahony, Rose Riley

Set & Costume Designer: India Mehta

Lighting Designer: Chris Donnelly

Sound Designer: Ben Collins

The House on The Lake

6 – 22 June 2014

Director: Stuart Halusz

Cast featuring: Kenneth Ransom

Subscriptions

Subscribers can choose between 5 or 6 Play Opening Night and 3, 4, 5 and 6 play subscription packages. Black Swan now also offers a 3 play mix & match preview/matinee package, enabling subscribers to see three previews and/or matinees of their choice for only $148.50. Black Swan is also offering a 3 play student subscription package for $84.

www.bsstc.com.au

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