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Unsung Heroes

Past Show

21 Jul - 30 Jul

Virtual Performance

Six tour-de-force performances that celebrate everyday Western Australians who have done extraordinary things.

Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes is a collection of tour-de-force solo performances featuring 5 untold stories about 5 extraordinary Western Australians.

In a world premiere season directed by Emily McLean and Joe Paradise Lui, the production is a timely reminder of our shared humanity and our uniquely Western Australian identity, telling stories of courage, adventure, new beginnings, dignity, and life’s music.

These pre-recorded solo performances were live streamed for free from Tuesday 21 July, followed by a live Q&A facilitated by Resident Artist Ian Michael.

Song in the Key of Trust

7:30pmWST, Tuesday, 21 July 2020

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

Written and performed by Mararo Wangai and directed by Emily McLean.

The Unremarkable and Ordinary Life of Carmela Caterina Tassone (Née Panaia)

7:30pmWST, Wednesday, 22 July 2020

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

Written and performed by Chris Isaacs and directed by Joe Paradise Lui.

The Perfect Boy

7:30pmWST, Thursday, 23 July 2020

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

Written by Gita Bezard, performed by Caitlin Beresford-Ord and directed by Joe Paradise Lui.

Lesson in The Art of Butterfly

7:30pmWST, Wednesday, 29 July 2020

A courageous doctor risks all to shine a light on the right to choose to die with dignity.

Written by Hellie Turner, performed by Alison van Reeken and directed by Emily McLean.

Own Way

7:30pmWST, Thursday, 30 July 2020

She's strong. She's smart. She has a wicked sense of humour. Her story of survival has changed domestic violence laws across Australia.

Written by Barbara Hostalek and performed by Jo Morris and directed by Joe Paradise Lui.

Dates

21 Jul - 30 Jul

Venue

Virtual Performance

Content Warning

Contains some strong language, sexual references, adult themes. Graphic Descriptions of domestic / sexual / family violence; description of loss of child / stillbirth; description of death / dying.

Media

Artists

Alison van Reeken

Cast

Caitlin Beresford-Ord

Cast

Chris Isaacs

Cast & Writer

Jo Morris

Jo Morris

Cast

Mararo Wangai

Mararo Wangai

Cast & Writer

Gita Bezard

Writer

Barb Hostalek

Barb Hostalek

Writer

Hellie Turner

Writer

Emily McLean

Emily McLean

Director

Joe Paradise Lui

Joe Paradise Lui

Director

Lynn Ferguson

Lynn Ferguson

Costume Designer

Karen Cook

Lighting Designer

Polly Low

Polly Low

Dramaturg

Luzita Fereday

Accent Coach

Katie Moore

Stage Manager

Mantis Productions

Videography

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