spaced 3: north by southeast
Aug
18
to Jan 7

spaced 3: north by southeast

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Artistic explorers of a different kind are celebrated in spaced 3: north by southeast. Six Australian artists completed residencies in the Nordic heartlands of Finland, Iceland, Denmark and Sweden and five Nordic artists found their place in Western Australia’s rural and remote communities. Through sculpture, video, photography and installation, this show is an enlightening series of vignettes onto the world we know, and the world we have yet to understand.

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 WA Now – Biomess – The Tissue Culture & Art Project (Oron Catts / Ionat Zurr)
Sep
8
to Dec 3

WA Now – Biomess – The Tissue Culture & Art Project (Oron Catts / Ionat Zurr)

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s it art? Science? Or both. Including a range of strange, bewildering, rarely seen and, just maybe, brand new organisms, this exhibition defies categorisation. In the anniversary year of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the provocative project asks some moral as well as creative questions about how science operates today and might in the future.

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The Jewish International Film Festival
Nov
7
to Nov 18

The Jewish International Film Festival

he Jewish Film Festival is kicking off in Perth! The Festival starts November 7th and runs until November 18th, at Greater Union Cinemas, Morley. Don’t miss out on screenings of spectacular Jewish cinematic gems: Sobibor, Russian film icon Konstantin Khabenskiy’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the only successful Nazi death camp uprising in history and Love, Gilda, a moving portrait of comedy legend and SNL original Gilda Radner.

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Little Miss Sunshine
Nov
16
to Dec 1

Little Miss Sunshine

Originally an Oscar-winning film, Little Miss Sunshine is now a stage musical – and it’s coming to Stirling Theatre this November. Written by William Finn and James Lapine and directed by Tyler Eldridge, the story follows an incredibly dysfunctional family as they cross the US in a clapped-out Kombi van so their youngest daughter can take part in a regional children’s beauty pageant.

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Rats' Tales
Nov
21
to Nov 24

Rats' Tales

A hugely entertaining, dark and magical cycle of folk tales from around the world is taking centre stage at The Actors’ Hub this November. Written by Carol Ann Duffy and adapted by Melly Still, Rats’ Tales deliciously confronts the dark side of the imagination which makes the tales all the more illuminating.

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Etsy Made Local Perth
Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Etsy Made Local Perth

The West Australian Etsy Team Together with Made on The Left Inc, bring you the amazing annual event ETSY MADE LOCAL PERTH for the 5th year. From 10am – 4pm this vibrant location will host over fifty market stalls, creating an oasis of unique handmade, designer and artisan goodness at The State Theatre Centre.

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XENIDES
Oct
25
to Nov 11

XENIDES

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It’s time to take another spin and revisit Adriana Xenides, the darling of ‘TV Week’ and glossy magazines, who made a visit into almost every lounge room across Australia. This world premiere top dollar musical exposé is both hilarious and tender, a tribute and a protest.

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IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY
Oct
20
to Nov 4

IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY

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In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play is a sassy play about power and passion. Acclaimed American playwright, Sarah Ruhl, re-imagines the curious chapter in the early history of psychotherapy, when women were treated with a certain mechanical device. A hysterical parlour drama bound to create a buzz!

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A Clockwork Orange
Oct
17
to Nov 2

A Clockwork Orange

The classic Anthony Burgess novel A Clockwork Orange comes to life at the Broken Hill Hotel this October, exploring the nature of man’s free will. Presented by Life on Hold Productions, the adaptation is the brainchild of director Sarah Christiner who set up the production company, co-wrote the script (with Connor Carlyle) and plays the main role of adult Alex, who narrates the show as he looks back on his past.

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Tresillian Arts Centre Student and Tutor Exhibition
Sep
28
to Oct 14

Tresillian Arts Centre Student and Tutor Exhibition

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Diversity is a key element of the Tresillian Arts Centre’s 2018 Student and Tutor Exhibition, running from 28 September to 14 October. Now in its 17th year, the annual exhibition showcases the work of students who have learnt new art skills over the past 18 months at the centre – and also features works from the tutors who mentored them.

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Romeo and Juliet
Sep
27
to Oct 13

Romeo and Juliet

Two star-crossed lovers come together despite constant opposition from their warring families in Limelight Theatre’s latest production, described as “the greatest love story ever told”. Directed by Peter Clark, Romeo and Juliet was first performed 424 years ago and is one of the most popular Shakespeare plays performed today – but it’s the first time Shakespeare has been performed at Limelight Theatre in its 45-year history.

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The Night Zoo
Sep
22
to Oct 6

The Night Zoo

  • Spare Parts Puppet Theatre (map)
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Jamie lives in a concrete jungle, a fast-paced and busy city. From her window high above the city Jamie dreams of making friends with animals, but Mum and Dad won’t let her have a pet in the apartment. Tonight, her dreams will take her on a one-of-a-kind visit to the zoo, where she discovers the remarkable joy an animal can bring into her life. The Night Zoo explores the special connection between humans and animals and the importance of caring for another living thing.

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Court My Crotch
Sep
18
to Oct 10

Court My Crotch

Two elite bodies compete under the strict gaze of an umpire. Each presents a facade, each pushes against prejudice. Pick a side and see who can flaunt their way to victory first. Tennis meets drag in this high octane, high spectacle performance investigating the toxicity of sporting and drag culture.

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SKYLAB
Aug
16
to Sep 2

SKYLAB

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When the science laboratory, Skylab, finally crash lands near Esperance, no-one in the community could not have prepared themselves for what happened next. Dreamtime meets Monkey Magic in this sci-fi comedy, a world premiere new Western Australian work and inaugural co-production with Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company.

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One Night One Day, presented by Blak Yak Theatre
Aug
9
to Aug 18

One Night One Day, presented by Blak Yak Theatre

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Lathlain resident Dr Melissa Merchant is bedding down with a hilarious exploration of 21st century singles and social graces at the Shenton Park Community Centre this August, as she directs Blak Yak Theatre’s latest offering. Written by Perth playwright Martin Lindsay, One Night One Day is a modern farce about the chances people take – and the regrets they have over chances they miss.

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Making What Matters Workshop - Winter Peaks
Jul
15
10:30 AM10:30

Making What Matters Workshop - Winter Peaks

Join theatre-maker Phoebe Sullivan for an exploration into generating material that has meaning to you. The workshop will provide participants with tools to assist in developing content and connecting your art practice to what matters to you. Open to artists of all disciplines and levels of experience.

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Epic Tales | Playing with Reality: Create an Escape Room
Jul
9
to Jul 14

Epic Tales | Playing with Reality: Create an Escape Room

  • Stirling Libraries - Mirrabooka (map)
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Work with an expert team to create and run an escape room game. Merging the digital and the physical with augmented reality technology, you'll create fiendish puzzles, mysterious storylines and beautiful pieces of visual and written art, all stitched together into an immersive game experience where players get locked in a room and have to solve a series of puzzles to escape.

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Project NEXT 2018
Jul
6
to Jul 8

Project NEXT 2018

Performed by Co3’s Act-Belong-Commit Co:Youth Ensemble, Project NEXT 2018 is a re-imagining of Raewyn Hill’s critically acclaimed work THE ZONE, and the young dancers have been led in the studio by choreographic leaders, Ella-Rose Trew (Co3 Associate Artist), Zoe Wozniak, Scott Galbraith, and Jessica Lewis.

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Epic Tales | What's Your Story? Slam Poetry Workshops (13 - 17 years)
Jul
2
to Jul 7

Epic Tales | What's Your Story? Slam Poetry Workshops (13 - 17 years)

  • Stirling Libraries - Scarborough (map)
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Take your story from the page to the stage in this two part workshop, focusing on how to write your story into a poem. Internationally renowned performance poet and educator Zainab Syed will lead you through writing exercises to find a story you want to tell, guide you on how to tell it best, ending with performance techniques on how to perform your story on a stage to share with everyone.

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THE EVENTS
Jun
21
to Jul 8

THE EVENTS

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The WA premiere of this work, celebrating community and hope, was the sleeper hit of the 2013 Edinburgh Festival and mesmerised audiences in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne. A vicar and leader of a community choir searches for answers after a violent act threatens the ideals that sustain her beloved community.

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Fame – The Musical
Jun
15
to Jun 23

Fame – The Musical

: If you remember the name Fame, head to the Koorliny Arts Centre this June as the popular musical sets the stage alive with an awesome combination of singing and dancing. Presented by Laughing Horse Productions and directed by Cat Rippon, Fame – The Musical follows the highs and lows of students at New York City’s illustrious High School for the Performing Arts.

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ASSASSINS
Jun
13
to Jul 1

ASSASSINS

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A killer Broadway musical by a ‘titan of musical theatre’. This Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force is full of stunning lyrics and beautiful music. Bold, original and alarmingly funny, Assassins is a timely reminder that those in power ignore the marginalised in society at their peril.

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