Seven unique stories for South West Shorts 2019

Carolyn Forte and Donyale MacKrill rehearse Donyale's play 'The Change' as part of South West Shorts 2019.
Carolyn Forte and Donyale MacKrill rehearse Donyale's play 'The Change' as part of South West Shorts 2019.

Theatre artists from Busselton, Margaret River, Dunsborough, Bunbury and Perth have got together to create a collection of seven unique performances, written and performed especially for South-West Shorts 2019.

The six plays and one performance poetry piece were written to the theme of Changing Landscapes and are all about life in WA's South-West.

Local and Perth theatre groups each selected one of the plays to bring to the one-off performance on Saturday July 13 at the Margaret River HEART black box studio.

Producer Therese Edmonds said it was rare to have the chance to work with such a range of talent.

"We have over 30 artists who are all bringing their unique skills and perspective to tell some cracking good stories in a collaborative process that links artists who would normally not have the chance to work together," she said.

"The writers have captured essential qualities of life in this region and delivered them in the most entertaining ways.

"It is gratifying to be entertained by excellent writing that also speaks about aspects of this region and the details and familiarity of our own lives.

"This year we've taken the event further by staging it at Margaret River HEART's black box studio.

"Most of the plays will be performed as a full production but we also have one or two that the directors are experimenting with to discover how a rehearsed reading can create an experience a little different to traditional theatre."

The audience can also contribute to the development of these local plays by giving their feedback through conversation with the writers and directors and voting in the People's Choice award to be given on the night.

Each of the finalists will have their work published in the South-West Short 2019 anthology later this year.

Tickets are $20 and are available via The event starts at 7.30pm, the bar opens at 7pm.

Copies of the South-West Shorts anthologies will be on sale at the performance.