Before it was Black Martini Productions, it was Black Martini Theatre. At the beginning of 2014, it started with Thomas Dimmick wanting to direct a show. To direct a show, you need a company, and in a conversation between Harriet Fettis and himself over Facebook, the idea was to come up with something that combined both an item and an colour. From that, the name Black Martini Theatre was created.
From 2014 through to the middle of 2017, Black Martini Theatre operated as one of the student theatre companies at Murdoch University. There they presented a variety of shows including God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry, Ajax in Iraq by Ellen McLaughlin and Boise, Idaho by Sean Michael Welch.
Fringe world festival
In 2018 Black Martini Theatre had their first performance outside of Murdoch University, putting on two shows at the 2018 Fringe World Festival. At the beginning of the season they put on Judy Bierwirth's Transported, and followed up with an original piece, Condensed Literature: The Iliad. This marks a new time for Black Martini Theatre, to focus on reaching newer and wider audiences in a variety of different venues and avenues.
Black martini productions
Towards the end of 2018, Black Martini Theatre became Black Martini Productions. With the new name comes a new commitment to exploring avenues of performance other than theatre.
Who we are
Black Martini Productions aims to present something different. It does not mean constantly pushing the boundaries or ignoring the past. It is about doing something that will be able to stand on its own and be enjoyed.