Songbird, presented as part of NAIDOC week, is the sophomore production from local theatre group Imprint Productions, and the final production in the current season at Perth’s Blue Room Theatre. Written by Shakara Walley, directed by Ian Wilkes and featuring live music, Songbird tells the story, of three young indigenous people and their fracturing relationships.
Thursday night, with the weather outside bleak and wintery and with drizzle pattering on the tin roof, Perth singer-songwriter Riley Pearce played an intimate show at the Blinco Street Café, the first of a series of shows across Perth with visiting Sydney muso Dylan Wright.
Jebediah returned home to where it all started with a sold out show at the Astor Theatre as part of their massive 20th anniversary tour. Our photographer Stuart Sevastos captured the highlights of the night - grabbing a few of their fans along the way.
Fracture, the penultimate work in the current season at Perth’s Blue Room Theatre, is the first work from emerging playwright and WAAPA student Lucy Clements. Directed by the ubiquitous Joe Lui, Fracture examines the aftermath of familial trauma and the isolation that can result from grief.
He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy! Or rather more accurately in this case, he’s a neurotic actor, with just the right sized nose and a slight drinking problem; tasked by the Ancient Israeli equivalent of Don Draper, with spreading the word of this new fangled religion – Christianity.
Hermitude kicked off their Dark Night Sweet Light tour with an impressive performance at a sold out show at Metropolis Fremantle. Our photographer Stuart Sevastos was there to bring us the highlights of the night.
Fresh from his crowd pleasing appearance on ABC’s Q&A, American philosopher and activist Cornel West appeared at The Astor Theatre in Perth for the first of a series of lectures around Australia, speaking primarily about race relations and the forced closures of aboriginal communities.
The Epic is the brainchild of performance poets and storytellers Finn O’Branagáin and Scott Sandwich. It is a gathering of myths, stories and legends from across the globe brought together and woven into an evening of exaggeration, hyperbole and humour. It’s not a play; both Finn and “Scott” are quick to point out from the outset that neither of them are actors. It is at times however wonderfully theatrical – with many a flailing limb, dramatic pause, or witty interjection from the wings.
Photo Credit: Jon Green
The Song Was Wrong is the third production in Perth Theatre Company's 2015 season and sees Artistic Director Melissa Cantwell take on both writing and directorial duties. The Song Was Wrong, the story of a love-struck Australian musician Christian and his French muse Cecile, is an utterly beautifully pensive and poetic piece, a quality addition to what has already been a strong season of theatre for the company.
The next stop for sleepmakeswaves was the Rosemount Hotel in Perth where they delivered an awesome show. Supporting them were Gay Paris and Sparkspitter. The one and only Stuart Sevastos was there to bring us these photos!