PERTH'S independent performance scene is thriving and nowhere else is this more evident than at The Blue Room Theatre.
The theatre's new line up of shows starts this week with local playwright Vivienne Glance's The Cat In The Box.
The majority of season two's nine productions are home grown.
Executive director Kerry O'Sullivan said the program represented a diverse mix of subject matter and performance styles.
“It's exciting to see the new work our local performers are creating - it's so diverse and there's such a depth of talent to draw on,” she said.
“There is such a diversity of performers - from first-time producers getting their break through to established artists premiering their latest ideas.
"What really excites me is that people are taking notice.”
After featuring in Blue Room's Summer Nights program, Hope is the Saddest was picked by New York's International Fringe Festival to feature this August while The Pride is currently showing at Edinburgh's version of the same festival.
This season features a World War Two tale of survival told through puppetry, an all-female take on an 80s classic, a song cycle and devised works.
“We are thrilled to have Eve with its WA debut, direct from seasons in Brisbane and Sydney,” Kerry said.
“We're increasing our links with interstate and international theatre groups, which is already paying off.”
THE SEASON AHEAD
From tomorrow until August 18 - The Cat In The Box
August 7 - 25 - The Book Of Death (A Story Of Life)
August 28 - September 15 - Home
September 4 - 22 - The Polite Gentleman
September 25 - October 13 - Tinkertown
October 2 - 20 - The Warrior And The Princess
October 23 - November 10 - Eve
October 30 - November 17 - Picasso's Goldfinch
November 20 - December 8 - Glengarry Glen Ross.