On Now // On Next | November (WA)

While the 2019 festival season in WA is imminent, there is still plenty of excellent homegrown stuff to check out before it hits! Here’s our list of what’s on in Perth in November & December.

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 A Christmas Carol @ The Blue Room Theatre 

Matt McVeigh (work displayed) is a Lead Artist in the Australiyaniality exhibition 

 In SITU @ Old Perth Girls School  

From Our Artists

Some of the artists we work with have been busy creating a bunch of other works around Perth. Check out Matthew McVeigh and Mei Saraswati’s interdisciplinary work in the Australiyaniality exhibition, Katt Osborne’s direction and Mararo Wangai’s performance in A Christmas Carol, and Emma Fishwick and Kynan Hughes’ work in In SITU.


A Christmas Carol – adapted by Nick Maclaine & Katt Osborne | Wed 21 – Fri 23 Nov
Christmas is here and the classic tale makes a comeback at The Blue Room Theatre with some of Perth’s favourite theatre makers. Katt Osborne directs an ensemble of WA favourites in this witty take on Charles Dickens’ treasured tale.

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Australiyaniality | Now until Sun 25 Nov
Five artists from diverse cultural and artistic backgrounds (including Matthew McVeigh and Mei Saraswati) present interdisciplinary works exploring and challenging the dominant cultural, social and political paradigms underpinning Australian identity. Australiyaniality runs til 25 November at Holmes à Court Gallery (10 Douglas Street, West Perth WA).

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In SITU  2018 | Emma Fishwick and Kynan Hughes in association with STRUT Dance, Tura New Music & Artrage | Thurs 29 – Sat 1 Dec
Showcasing five new short dance works from independent WA choreographers, In SITU is staged in the hidden corners of the Girls’ School Creative Precinct. Blending sound, dance and architecture, experience a journey of discovery in a unique space.

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Justin Shoulder’s Carrion, image captured by Thom in Taipei

On Now

Frankie’s | Variegated Productions | Until 1 Dec at The Blue Room Theatre
An unscripted love letter to the places we wind up in at the end of the night and the families we make there. With a totally new episode improvised each night, Frankie’s features guests including Sam Longley, Libby Klysz, St John Cowcher and Tegan Mulvany.

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SolOthello | Yirra Yarkin & Te Rehia | until 24 Nov at Subiaco Arts Centre
Using traditional Maori masks (Te Mata Kokako o Rehia), this solo interpretation of Othello shifts the characters into the context of a war between tribes in pre-colonial New Zealand. SolOthello puts a Maori twist on the classic tragedy in which Te Reo, original prose, and contemporary English come together.

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HyperPrometheus – PICA | until 23 Dec
Featuring Australian and international artists, HyperPrometheus re-contextualises Frankenstein for the new millennium within the realms of contemporary and biological arts. Don’t miss Justin Shoulder’s special performances of Carrion: Episode 1 at Connections Nightclub on 7 and 8 December. Thom caught a version in Taipei recently after its Liveworks debut in 2017. Get tickets now!

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On Next

The Last Great Hunt’s Stay With Us | 27 Nov – 8 Dec
Created by Arielle Gray, Chris Isaacs and Tim Watts, this is an epic experience of intimate proportions, performed in a hotel room at Riverview Hotel. Stay With Us creates a world that between the physical and spiritual, between Earth and space, between life and death.

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Brainchild | World Sharing| 14 – 15 December
On the top of Mary Shelley and Frankenstein, Brainchild takes a look into the Gothic horror story Frankenstein and Mary Shelley’s conception of the novel and the creator. It is an audacious coming of age/creation story told with poignancy and sardonic wit. Brainchild performs at Subiaco Arts Centre.

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The Last Great Hunt’s Stay With Us

PVI Collective’s artist talk

Emerging Writers Group

Perth Festival 2019

Artist Talks + Workshops

Artist talk: Singaporean Companies Drama Box and Teater Ekamatra – PVI Collective | 26 Nov
As part of the international residency exchange between PVI Collective and singaporean arts organisations drama box and teater ekamatra, PVI hosts a free talk and meet and greet about the companies’ practices and projects. The talk will be held at State Theatre Centre WA on 26 Nov.

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Emerging Writers Group Play Readings – Black Swan State Theatre Company, Emerging Writers Group | 24 Nov & 1 Dec
The new work of four emerging playwrights (Janelle Koenig, James McMillan, Samantha Murray and Morgan Owen) will get its first public outing at the City of Perth Library and State Theatre Centre. Free event.

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Producers Lab – Perth Festival | EOI close 7 Dec
Perth Festival invites local producers, venue managers and self producing artists to attend a series of informal discussions with a range of guest producers from the Festival’s program. The sessions cover a range of topics, including personal career trajectories, highlights and lowlights, and the many challenges and opportunities facing producers around the world. This opportunity is for WA-based applicants only.

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