AMPAG, Black Swan State Theatre Company Black Swan State Theatre Company:Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes

Image Credits: Actor Alison van Reeken, photo credit Sam Harris

June 2020

Sat 06 

07:30 PM

Black Swan State Theatre Company

Black Swan State Theatre Company

Studio Underground174-176 William St

PerthWA

 
 

Solo stories by six leading WA playwrights. Stories of migration, male impersonation, euthanasia and AFL. Unsung Heroes, is a collection of six tour-de-force performances that celebrate everyday Western Australians who have done extraordinary things.

BLACK SWAN STATE THEATRE COMPANY OF WA PRESENTS

UNSUNG HEROES

HOMEGROWN SOLO STORIES

STUDIO UNDERGROUND

4 – 21 JUN

“THE ESSENCE OF BLACK SWAN HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT CREATING PATHWAYS WITH ARTISTS (AND) NEW STORIES.”

– THE WEST AUSTRALIAN

Stories of migration, male impersonation, euthanasia and AFL. Unsung Heroes, is a collection of six tour-de-force performances that celebrate everyday Western Australians who have done extraordinary things. Book to attend a program of three works on alternate nights:

PROGRAM 1

OWN WAY

BY BARBARA HOSTALEK

She’s strong, she’s smart, she has a wicked sense of humour. Her story of survival has changed the law.

THE PERFECT BOY

BY GITA BEZARD

From the stages of Subiaco to international acclaim, Effie Fellows. She wowed audiences around the world with her male impersonation act.

THE UNREMARKABLE AND ORDINARY LIFE OF CARMELA CATERINA TASSONE (NÉE PANAIA)

BY CHRIS ISAACS

Carmela Caterina Tassone is a woman that places aren’t named after. Her name has never made newspaper headlines. You will never have heard of her. This is the story of her nondescript existence.

PROGRAM 2

LESSON IN THE ART OF BUTTERFLY

BY HELLIE TURNER

A courageous doctor risks all, to shine a light on the right to choose.

SONG IN THE KEY OF TRUST

BY MARARO WANGAI

A renowned musician follows his passion for song to a country far from the land of his birth.

UNMARKED, OR THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF (ALMOST) LOSING GRAND FINALS

BY WILL O’MAHONY

Alone in the goalsquare. About to seal the premiership. What could go wrong?

DIRECTOR (PROGRAM 1)

Joe Paradise Lui

DIRECTOR (PROGRAM 2)

Emily McLean

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Karen Cook

CAST INCLUDES

Alison van Reeken