The Blue Room Theatre and Black Swan State Theatre Company are proud to present Good Play Club, an initiative that invites the theatre makers of Perth to come together and stand on the shoulders of giants.
Each month a different play will be read at an informal gathering, followed by a guided conversation led by Black Swan Director of New Writing Jeffrey Jay Fowler and an invited guest artist. We seek to foster conversation among the artists of Perth about the origins of our art form, and how it has led to contemporary practice.
Places are limited for this free monthly event, so RSVP is essential. This is your chance to engage intellectually with other artists and to see how the theatre being staged in Perth today fits its historical context.
The first Good Play Club of 2018 will be on Tuesday 17 April and will focus on Machinal by Sophie Treadwell. Black Swan State Theatre Company Resident Artist Tyler Hill (Designer, End Game and HIR) will join Jeffrey Jay Fowler as our guest artist for a lively reading and discussion of the work. If you would like to attend the session, please fill in the form below.
Time: 6pm. We don’t expect the session to run for longer than three hours.
Date: Tuesday 17 April 2018.
Where: The Blue Room Theatre
How: All Good Play Club sessions are free but RSVP via the form below is essential.
Who: For emerging and professional theatre makers and playwrights.
Can’t make it to the next Good Play Club, but want to be kept in the loop about future sessions? Email harriet[at]blueroom.org.au to be added to the mailing list.
Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, Ray Lawler – Clare Watson
MUD, Maria Irene Fornes – Lisa Louttit
Construction of the Human Heart, Ross Mueller – Chris Isaacs
The Matchmaker, Thornton Wilder – Tyler Jacob Jones
The Man from Mukinupin, Dorothy Hewett – Natalie Holmwood
Still Angela, Jenny Kemp – Sarah Nelson
The Drover’s Wife, Leah Purcell – Ian Michael
Fool for Love, Samuel Shepard – Cicely Hollick
Oedipus, Sophocles – Finn O’Branagain
Cain, Lord Byron – Clare Testoni
Sexual Perversity in Chicago, David Mamet – Cicely Binford
Metamorphoses, Mary Zimmerman – Leah Mercer
The Seagull, Anton Chekhov – Matt Edgerton
Phaedrea’s Love, Sarah Kane – Joe Lui
Our Town, Thornton Wilder – Adam Mitchell
Blood Wedding, Federico Garcia Lorca – Teresa Izzard
The Zoe Story, Edward Albee – Will O’Mahony
Far Away, Caryl Churchill – Chris Isaacs
Antigone, Sophocles – Gita Bezard
Mother Courage and Her Children, Bertolt Brecht – Humphrey Bower
Death and the King’s Horseman, Wole Soytinka – Mararo Wangai
The Bald Prima Donna, Eugene Ionesco – Jeffrey Jay Fowler
Medea, Euripides – Clare Watson
Enemy of the People, Henrik Ibsen – Polly Low
Good Play Club is proudly presented in association with Black Swan State Theatre Company.
Image by Daniel James Grant.