Black Apple Theatre is an independent company giving voice to queer feminist narratives. We make theatre that is uncommon and unafraid; we make the theatre you’ve been waiting for.
We believe that each work should originate in a passionate commitment to meeting a need unfulfilled, or in telling a story untold, and our audiences have always rewarded that belief.
Our working feminism enshrines the right to self-determination. Our queerness defies the limitations imposed on us by hetero/cis-normative culture.
Since the company’s inception in 2006, Black Apple’s manifesto has evolved to include the following aims:
To provide a platform for feminist and queer feminist artists to represent themselves in the wider cultural narrative.
To make opportunities for sustained collaboration between feminist and queer feminist artists.
In practice, this makes queer feminist leadership integral to our company and queer feminist stories central to our stages.
Black Apple Theatre is currently driven by director/composer duo Cheyney Caddy and Tiffanni Walton, whose collaboration spans nearly a decade. Their joint fascination with language and music continues to be played out in their works for Black Apple.
“Black Apple Theatre… reminds us why well told stories can reach our hearts and change how we see the world” – aussietheatre.com.au
“Black Apple Theatre displays oodles of talent, heaps of enthusiasm and a fresh and intelligent insight” – australianstage.com.au
Cheyney Caddy and Chanelle Sheehan
Cheyney Caddy and Tiffanni Walton
Cheyney Caddy, Tiffanni Walton, Christie Widiarto, Jess Keefe, Alicia Beckhurst, Deb Ferris, Chanelle Sheehan, Debra Hallam, Christopher Payne and Jeminah Alli Reidy.
For a full list of contributing artists and crew please refer to Past Shows.
Black Apple Theatre is based in Castlemaine, Victoria on the traditional lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung people. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and acknowledge that sovereignty over this land was never ceded.