Black Swan State Theatre Company of Western Australia acknowledges the Whadjuk people of the Nyoongar Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live.
First Nations People have been telling stories on this country for many thousands of years, and we acknowledge their incredible contribution to the cultural and environmental landscape we reside in.
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Theatre is collaborative, and the best work comes from artistic relationships that develop over time. That said, all relationships start somewhere, so we encourage you to let us know if you want to work with us.
The best way to do this is to invite us to come and see your work, whether it be in the form of a production, a creative development showing or a playreading. This applies whether you’re an Actor, a Writer, a Director, a Set/Costume/Lighting/Sound Designer, a Composer/Musician, a Video Artist or any other artist who works in theatre or live performance. We can’t see everything, but we do our best. There’s always a lot happening, so we prioritise seeing work by professional theatre artists.
You can also send us scripts, videos, portfolios and CV’s. However, we receive a lot of these, so we prioritise writers, directors, designers or actors who’ve been professionally produced or employed.
If you’re a writer, the best person to contact is our Literary Director Chris Isaacs firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re an actor, director, designer or any other artist who works in live performance, the best person to contact is our Casting Director and Company Manager Chantelle Iemma email@example.com.
COMMISSIONS, CONVERSATIONS AND CALLOUTS
We also initiate relationships by reaching out to artists directly or through callouts and auditions.
Reaching out might take the form of commissioning writers; initiating conversations with directors, designers or other artists about working with us; issuing callouts for specific roles on particular productions; and holding auditions.
AUDITIONS AND CASTING
After consulting with directors on specific productions, the Casting Director generally sends a brief to acting agencies asking them to submit a list of actors for particular roles. We then invite actors to audition and give them scenes to prepare. Sometimes we also ask actors to do call-back auditions. We may also cast actors directly or contact them directly about auditioning.
General auditions are also held every twelve months. Although these aren’t for specific roles, they provide a basis for future casting. They’re open to Perth-based actors we haven’t seen before, including actors in their graduating year at WAAPA or any other professionally recognised training institution or practical theatre degree. A lot of actors want to work with us, so we prioritise actors who’ve been professionally employed or trained. If you wish to be considered for a general audition, please send an email to Chantelle Iemma with the words "GENERAL AUDITION" and your name in the subject line. Please include your CV and a recent headshot in the email.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVENESS
Diversity and inclusiveness are two of our core values, so we’re especially interested in working with First Nations artists, culturally diverse artists, gender-diverse artists and artists with disabilities. However, no matter who you are: if you’re passionate about theatre or a particular project, have a track record in professional theatre or a related field of live performance, and want to work with us, we want to hear from you.