Black Martini Theatre started at the beginning of 2014 with it's name coming from a conversation between Thomas Dimmick and Harriet Fettis. Discussing over Facebook, the idea was to come up with something that combined both an item and an colour. From that, the name Black Martini was created.
From 2014 through to the middle of 2017, Black Martini Theatre presented a variety of shows at Murdoch University as a part of their student theatre community. Shows included 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.
Explode or die
In the latter half of 2018 Black Martini Theatre went through a change and became Black Martini Productions. The change of name brings with it a change in platforms to explore, starting with podcasting. With the launch of this new name came the first non-theatre project, Explode or Die. Explode or Die is a Savage Worlds Actual Play RPG podcast.
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.