Block and TheFulcrum.Agency support Salted Pretzels: A Blue Room performance by first nations storyteller Cezera Critti-Schnaars
Block and TheFulcrum.Agency (TF.A) are proud to co-sponsor Salted Pretzels: a hilarous and heart-busting production written and performed by WAAPA-trained, Noongar and Greek creative Cezera Critti-Schnaars and directed by Emily McLean.
The performance tells the story of Cassius and Dom’s first date. They match online, in classic millennial fashion, then meet up to see if they can bring the connection to the real world – something they may have managed if not for the two people seated at the next table over. This modern celebration of identity, self-discovery and authenticity interrogates the complexities of falling in love at the messiest of times.
Emma Williamson, Co-Founder and Partner at TF.A said: “Critti-Schnaars, already one of Western Australia’s most exciting new playwrights, has delivered a witty, laugh-out-loud piece of theatre right when the world needs it most.”
Salted Pretzels is the second recipient of a sponsorship agreement set up by Block and TF.A through The Blue Room Theatre to support the development of independent, local First Nations artists. The first – Ian Michaels’ directorial debut of the The Bleeding Tree in 2021 – went on to join The Black Swan Theatre’s 2023 season.
Tanya Sim, Co-Founder and Co-CEO at Block added: “Creative industries, like live performance, play an important cultural and economic role in the growth and vibrancy of Western Australia. Running parallel to this is the urgent need for robust First Nations-led storytelling, like that of Critti-Schnaars and Michaels. The Block x TF.A sponsorship responds to community needs while also shining a light on an iconic independent artistic institution, The Blue Room Theatre.”
Tickets for Salted Pretzels are on sale now at www.blueroom.org.au or at the box office at 53 James Street Mall, Perth. Final performance Sunday, 21st October.