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Unsung Heroes: A Digital Festival of Western Australian Stories

30 July @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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One event on 22 July 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on 23 July 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on 29 July 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on 30 July 2020 at 7:30 pm


Unsung Heroes is a collection of solo performances featuring five untold stories about five extraordinary Western Australians.

These 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.

The program:

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

The Unremarkable and Ordinary Life of Carmela Caterina Tassone (Née Panaia): 7:30 pm 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. Written and performed by Chris Isaacs and directed by Joe Paradise Lui.

The Perfect Boy: 7:30 pm 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. Written by Gita Bezard, performed by Caitlin Beresford-Ord and directed by Joe Paradise Lui.

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

Own Way: 7:30 pm 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. Written by Barbara Hostalek, performed by Jo Morris and directed by Joe Paradise Lui.

For more information about these performances and to register to watch them, please visit Black Swan Theatre Company’s website.


30 July
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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