the word tempest means a storm and making waves - a feminist theatre company that explores and empowers female stories and roles. we make raw, visceral and visually arresting work. By women and about women.
tempest would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we work - the Whadjuk Noongar people. This acknowledgement pays respect to the traditional custodians, ancestors and continuing cultural, spiritual and religious practices of Noongar people
An exciting collaboration between Black Swan State Theatre Company and the National Theatre of China comes to fruition this week with The Caucasian Chalk Circle at the Heath Ledger Theatre. A pre-show Q&A with the director Dr Wang Xiaoying allowed us some insight into the two-year collaboration. Dr Wang said he liked the circularity of an ancient Chinese fable, rewritten by a German playwright, to be performed by Australian actors and directed by a Chinese director. The story