In the second instalment of We Love Festival Season (VIEW PART ONE HERE), we profile the local emerging artists and theatre-makers who are moving on up, along with bold new works that demand our attention. These are some of the festival events the Perth arts industry insiders are looking forward to. Let’s give them a helping hand by showing our support over the coming weeks.
Endure an evening with an insomniac, and see what’s keeping them up for yet another sleepless night. A rumination on mortality, privilege and perception, Night Sweats is a darkly humorous piece of storytelling, song and visual magic. This is the first official production of Static Drive Co, a newly established Perth based theatre company comprising Timothy Green, Samantha Maclean & Haydon Wilson. 2, 3, 6 – 10 February.
Brushstroke Productions is a new WA based theatre group dedicated to bringing new and unique performances to Perth audiences.
Consider your life journey through the frame of Shakespeare’s seven ages of man as you move through seven one-on-one photo booth encounters. Featuring a talented cast of WA’s brightest young theatre makers, this is a touchingly intimate show all about the private drama of you. Tuesday to Saturday until 17 February (excluding 2 & 16 February).
Founded in 1990 with the support of artists including Tim Minchin and Claire Hooper, WA Youth Theatre Company continues to create professional performances by talented Australians under the age of 27. WAYTCo supports emerging local talent through acting training, devising new works and providing mentoring.
Unclassifiable and curious, strange and compelling, intimate and transformative. PEAKS 2018 is the independent Fringe program brought to you by artist run initiative Paper Mountain in Northbridge, presenting 18 new works by emerging artists. Until 25 February.
Paper Mountain aims to present a top notch program of surprising new art and ideas. Their upstairs space on William St is used to nurture experimentation, challenge artists’ practices, and encourage collaboration and skill sharing.
Living the Daydream
Canning Vale comedian Matt Storer burst onto the scene in 2014, winning WA RAW and Funny Faces. A rising star, his charming, light-hearted style, wild imagination and lyrical skill have earned applause across Australia and the UK.
“Intimately funny – like a group of friends hilariously chatting over drinks. His talent won the crowd over incredibly quickly.” ★★★★ – The Music 2017
Perth Festival’s Perth Works Program
There’s always something happening in our thriving local industry, with artists and companies creating ambitious new work all the time. See a range of works in progress, meet the artists and get the inside word on their creative process. Please note some events are at capacity but you may join the waitlist. Free.
Featuring works in development by: Screenwest | Strut Dance | Barking Gecko Theatre Company | Lost & Found Opera | Ochre Contemporary Dance Company | Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company
To become a patron of the arts, reach out to your favourite WA arts organisations for more information.