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 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.
Designer, performer and puppeteer Clare Testoni will join special Good Play Club leader and Black Swan Associate Artist Katt Osborne in our penultimate installment of Good Play Club for 2018. We will read Sex by Mae West, a play that earned her jail time for its ‘obscenity’ after its debut in 1920s America.
The details of the next Good Play Club are as follows.
Time: 6pm. We don’t expect the session to run longer than 3 hours.
Date: Tuesday 9 October, 2018.
Where: The Blue Room Theatre
How: All Good Play Club sessions are free, but please RSVP via the form below
Who: For emerging and professional theatre makers and playwrights.
GOOD PLAY CLUB RSVP
Can’t make it to the next Good Play Club, but want to be kept in the loop about future sessions? Email samanatha[at]blueroom.org.au to be added to the mailing list.
The Bloody Chamber, Angela Carter/ Bryony Lavery – Finn O’Branagáin
Kill The Messenger, Nakkiah Lui – Ian Michael
Seven Stages of Grieving, Wesley Enoch & Deborah Mailman – Chloe Ogilvie
God of Carnage, Yasmina Reza – Katt Osbourne
Machinal, Sophie Treadwell – Tyler Hill
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.