Black Swan State Theatre Company's Emerging Writers' Group has been the hotbed for many successful plays, and has amongst its alumni Gita Bezard, Chris Isaacs, Tyler Jacob Jones, Frieda Lee, Joe Lui, Will O'Mahony, Zoe Pepper, Clare Testoni and Mararo Wangai.
A key outcome is the development and workshop of their scripts for a free public play reading.
Michelle Aitken is a theatre-maker and performer with a BA in Dance from WAAPA and an interest in dismantling the patriarchy. Her play 'Kind Regards’, is a questionably autobiographical new script about family, peace offerings, and unrequited emails.
Zac James is a Wongi, Yamatji and Murri First Nations creative specialising in acting and writing. His play1942 explores the life of a young Indigenous family and the struggles they face during the throes of WW2, on and offshore.
Doreshawar Khan is a writer and creative born in Pakistan. Her playZmakkah recounts the final hours of the last human on earth, an Afghan mercenary named Havvah, who is on a mission to deliver a valuable cultural artefact to a sacred site before she runs out of oxygen.
Daley King is an eclectic theatre maker with Māori heritage. His writing generates the unpredictable and uncomfortable, examining the elusive fringes of society and the furthest corners of humanity. Curiosity is an intimate exploration of social isolation, human connection, and universal loneliness, through the eyes of a troubled social worker and their intriguing client, who bond over a mutual fascination with David Bowie and the Mars Rover.
Sam Nerida is a performance maker and a producer, concerned with all things rhythm, humour, and the bending of form. Sam is writing a new performance pieceFumble, a work to celebrate healing, queer love, and family.
Free public play reading dates to be advised soon.