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.