A few people have contacted me over the last week to let me know about Perth Theatre Company’s misfortunes but since I keep track of the news on the wireless, I had already heard.
Putting aside my own unfortunate experience with the company in 2013, I find this terribly sad. Western Australia is becoming known for its diminishing theatre sector. If Perth Theatre Company doesn’t resurface in 2016, this will mean one less place for theatre artists to cut their teeth and one less place for new Australian work to reach an audience. That really sucks for everyone.