BLACK BOX CREATIVES
WHO ARE WE?
Black Box Creatives is a youth theatre program of Dubbo Regional Council’s WPCC, formed in 2016 it has evolved into a team of young theatre producers living in the Dubbo/Wellington region.
The team of producers is selected biannually for a five-month season, with applications accepted in January/February and September. During each season, our producers will research, conceive, rehearse and present at least one original theatre project. All producers are required to collaborate with industry professionals and engage with the local community to develop high quality, thought-provoking work.
Black Box Creatives is excited to present our next production, ‘Daisy Moon Was Born This Way’, written by Emily Sheehan at Dubbo’s Western Plains Cultural Centre in 2021!
Daisy Moon Was Born this Way’ is a comic Australian story about making mistakes and learning to love yourself anyway. Our team of young, local producers have never been more excited to return to the stage and share this kooky, hormone-charged tale with audiences in the Dubbo region.
LATEST NEWS AND UPDATES
'Chit - Chat'
The Black Box Creatives is pleased to share Chit-Chat, a ‘Zoom Theatre’ project produced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst learning to live within the sudden social distancing restrictions of early 2020, our team kept connected and creative, eager to document the extraordinary situation and how our society reacted. Chit-Chat is a raw and touching insight into the lives of two local women living in an aged care facility, whose strength and optimism during the tough times acts as an inspiration to us all.
Australians are renowned for having a good laugh themselves. BFFN is a creative re-enactment of a very popular scenario in Aussie teen culture. Produced entirely through online communication during the COVID19 pandemic, this ‘Zoom Theatre’ project is proof of the Black Box Creatives’ strong belief in the importance of keeping creative during the toughest of times. The cast and crew - made up of local Dubbo youth - hope you enjoy the alternative art form and get a much-needed giggle from the characters and situations that, at times, appear all too familiar!
2020 ZOOM THEATRE
Due to Covid-19, the Black Box Creatives had to postpone their 2020 live theatre production season. In its place they developed 'Zoom Theatre', an online project whereby participants helped conceive, develop and present a piece of theatre via a Zoom meeting/conferencing format.
The students collaborated in the writing of the play, considered the characters, costumes, props and venues/backgrounds when presenting their pieces in the play and how this works in as a group of individuals in different places working together on a combined projects.
Playwriting mentors Val Clark (left) and Donna Spillane with Black Box Creative particpants Lorna Mitchell (front) and Kirra Hampson (right)
2020 PLAYWRITING CHALLENGE
Dubbo Regional Council’s (DRC) Black Box Creatives (BBC) program have been keeping creative, transferring their energy to the writing room since late April. The Playwriting Challenge winners were determined to keep creative and while the production of Serpent Valley High was postponed they maintained a level of passion and optimism that was the drive to their motivation.
The participants were supported and mentored by locals Val Clark and Donna Spillane who worked closely with the challenge participants through to the final stages.
Congratulations to the 'Challenge Champions' of Kirra Hampson and Lorna Mitchell who will showcase some sneak peak recordings over the coming months. Read the Media Release here
The BBC would like to thank Dr Michael Dineen and Dubbo Orthodontics for their generous ongoing support.
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PO BOX 81 DUBBO NSW 2830
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