Black Swan State Theatre Company wins Diversity Excellence Award

Congratulations to BSSTC on winning the Perdaman-sponsored Workplace Diversity Excellence Award at the AIM WA Pinnacle Awards.

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Black Swan State Theatre Company wins Diversity Excellence Award

AIM WA Pinnacle Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of organisations with a significant footprint in Western Australia. The Pinnacle Award for Workplace Diversity Excellencerecognises organisations that have excelled in promoting diversity in the workplace. Some of the key characteristics of workforce diversity may include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, ability, and sexual orientation. BSSTC achieved gender parity across the 2018 season for directors, writers, designers, and actors with four of the eight productions written by women.

BSTTC, Linda Savage said the company is honoured to have won the award.

‘We have had a long tradition in promoting diversity and inclusion on stage and in the Black Swan office, which reflects our West Australian community. Winning this award coincided with World Down Syndrome Day and the opening night of our encore season forYou Know We Belong Together at the Heath Ledger Theatre, a co-production with Perth Festival and DADAA Ltd. Our lead artist Julia Hales is a warm, tenacious and talented woman who brings to the stage her experience as an actor living with Down syndrome. We are proud that the production has been hailed as a ground-breaking work and that Julia is the first artist with a disability to lead a work for both an international arts festival and a state theatre company nationally. Congratulations to all nominated West Australian businesses for their achievements and we are thrilled that our Principal Partner Rio Tinto has won the Hawaiian Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence award.’

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