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Unsung Heroes – Online Event

July 21, 2020 - July 30, 2020

7:30 pm

Unsung Heroes – Online Event

Unsung Heroes is a collection of tour-de-force solo performances featuring 5 untold stories about 5 extraordinary Western Australians.

In a world premiere season directed by Emily McLean and Joe Paradise Lui, the production is a timely reminder of our shared humanity and our uniquely Western Australian identity, telling stories of courage, adventure, new beginnings, dignity – and life’s music.

Originally planned to be staged in the Studio Underground as part of Black Swan Theatre Company’s 2020 season, these powerful pre-recorded solo performances will be live streamed for free from Tuesday 21 July. Each live stream will be followed by a live Q&A facilitated by Resident Artist Ian Michael. From Wednesday 22 July, registered attendees will be able to view all the performances on demand. To register, fill in your details using the form.


Song in the Key of Trust
Written and performed by Mararo Wangai
7:30pm WST, Tuesday, 21 July 2020
A renowned musician follows his passion for song to a country far from the land of his birth.

The Unremarkable and Ordinary Life of Carmela Caterina Tassone (Nee Panaia)
Written and performed by Chris Isaacs
7:30pm WST, Wednesday, 22 July 2020
Carmela Caterina Tassone is a woman that places aren’t named after. Her name never made newspaper headlines. You will never have heard of her. This is the story of her nondescript existence.

The Perfect Boy
Written by Gita Bezard and performed by Caitlin Beresford-Ord
7:30pm WST, Thursday, 23 July 2020
From the stages of Subiaco to international acclaim, Effie Fellows wowed audiences around the world with her male impersonation act.

Lesson in The Art of Butterfly
Written by Hellie Turner and performed by Alison van Reeken
7:30pm WST, Wednesday, 29 July 2020
A courageous doctor risks all to shine a light on the right to choose to die with dignity.

Own Way
Written by Barbara Hostalek and performed by Jo Morris
7:30pm WST, Thursday, 30 July 2020
She’s strong. She’s smart. She has a wicked sense of humour. Her story of survival has changed domestic violence laws across Australia.