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Unsung Heroes

Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA presents Unsung Heroes.

Homegrown solo stories.

"The essence of Black Swan has always been about creating pathways with artists (and) new stories." - The West Australian

Stories of migration, male impersonation, euthanasia and AFL. Unsung Heroes, is a collection of six tour-de-force performances that celebrate everyday Western Australians who have done extraordinary things. Book to attend a program of three works on alternate nights:

Program 1

Own Way
By Barbara Hostalek
She’s strong, she’s smart, she has a wicked sense of humour. Her story of survival has changed the law.

The Perfect Boy
By Gita Bezard
From the stages of Subiaco to international acclaim, Effie Fellows. She wowed audiences around the world with her male impersonation act.

The unremarkable and ordinary life of Carmela Caterina Tassone (née Panaia)
By Chris Isaacs
Carmela Caterina Tassone is a woman that places aren’t named after. Her name has never made newspaper headlines. You will never have heard of her. This is the story of her nondescript existence.

Program 2
Lesson In the Art of Butterfly
By Hellie Turner
A courageous doctor risks all, to shine a light on the right to choose.

Song In the Key of Trust
By Mararo Wangai
A renowned musician follows his passion for song to a country far from the land of his birth.

Unmarked, Or the Life-changing Magic of (Almost) Losing Grand Finals
By Will O’Mahony
Alone in the goalsquare. About to seal the premiership. What could go wrong?

Director (Program 1)
Joe Paradise Lui

Director (Program 2)
Emily McLean

Lighting Designer
Karen Cook

Cast includes:
Alison van Reeken

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