SEPTEMBER 2019

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3 - 7 SEPTEMBER AT 7.30 PM

STORYTELLERS FESTIVAL 2019

2 pop-up celebration of playwrights and words. the presentation of full-length plays, small pieces of writing, and special events Curated by Joanna Erskine

SATURDAY 07 SEPTEMBER AT 7.30 PM

STORYTELLERS | SPECIAL EVENT

FIRST OR WORST

Australia’s great writers share their s#!t for one night only. A hilarious night of writing that has deliberately been kept from public view, until now. Performed by a stellar cast, this is writing never to be seen again. Seriously.

With work from Lucy Bell, Lachlan Philpott, Caleb Lewis, Justin Fleming and Joanna Erskine

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03 - 07 SEPTEMBER 7.00 PM

POPUPSTAIRS to the BORDELLO ROOM

BETTY BREAKS OUT by Liz Hobart presented by life after productions

Betty is an actress. Betty is a heroine. Betty is the next victim. Based on The Second Nick, an unpublished story by British 1920s thriller author Maurice G. Kiddy.

LEVEL 4 - KX HOTEL

9 - 15 SEPTEMBER

STEP UP FESTIVAL WEEK 1

10 SEPTEMBER 7.30 PM + 11 SEPTEMBER 7.30 PM + 12 SEPTEMBER 7.30 PM

DOING BY AMY SOLE

After a sold out showing in KXT bordello room in June, DOING will be making its Level 2 stage debut for three nights ONLY as part of the 2019 KXT Step Up Festival with an almost all new cast, further script developments and a flower fresh spin.

DOING is an absurdly beautiful piece about humanity and the purpose of existence.

- 13 SEPTEMBER 7.30 PM + 14 SEPTEMBER 3.00 PM + 14 SEPTEMBER 7.30 PM -

SAMO IS DEAD by Jodi Rabinowitz

After rave reviews of their first performance at the Seymour Centre, SAMO IS DEAD is back with a new life, a reworked script and a new cast. Get ready for something completely new.. How far would you go to avoid the 'same old sh*t?

POPUPSTAIRS to the BORDELLO ROOM

10 - 21 SEPTEMBER 7.00 PM

UBU - A CAUTIONARY TALE OF CATASTROPHE by Richard Hilliar

Frantic, apocalyptic and unapologetically obscene, this is a theatre experience you’ll have to see to believe. Presented by indie stalwarts TOOTH & SINEW Theatre
















WARNING

Content warnings are on the feed again. We used to think - like many others - it was an unnecessary indulgence but ......

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We have been in the theatre on 2 occasions when an audience member has been triggered. Once without a foyer announcement or program warning... Terrible thing, just awful. Someone headed out to the theatre for a night and found themselves reliving the most difficult moment of their life. No one would went to do anything to cause such trauma. No one would want to be responsible for that

The second time was with a foyer warning and program and online information. Again, a truly awful thing for anyone to experience. But there was some comfort in knowing that this particular audience member had made a decision to attend based on all the information made available to them.

We have also been in the theatre when someone fainted due to confronting content on stage, and the show was stopped. An incredible display of professionalism followed from ushers who cared for the young man, to the young women on stage who waited in character at the most difficult moment of the play, and the stage manager who called the stop and then the restart.

And we have been in the audience of a play so controversial that we received an email in advance from box office with warnings. And when someone became unwell during the perf due to content, the show was stopped and a well oiled machine moved to make sure she, the audience around her and the cast were safe and well. And an incredible cast picked up perfectly when all was calm

We programmed a play so challenging in form and content that half the audience walked out during the first preview (one shaking her head and muttering to FOH ‘good luck with that’). Literally half the audience. By opening we had tweaked the warnings and content information and the rest of the season went smoothly.

At KXT we often program risky and challenging work. We’re a theatre in a pub in the heart of the city’s so-called but fading red light district. If you’re going to see a play with confronting content it will be here.

We have regularly staged work that other venues have turned down due to content. (We also program happy plays that make you smile and laugh but this post is not about that)

Also we support emerging artists and emerging work, which may mean theatre that pushes the boundaries. It’s how you find the new and exciting voices of the next generation of theatre makers.

Content warnings allow theatre makers to push boundaries, to explore the power of theatre, to discover their (or their audiences) “line in the sand” and to do so freely, confident that they do no harm.


⚠️ WINK by Jen Silverman contains adult themes and nudity



KXT2020

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

NOW OPEN

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at KXT, bAKEHOUSE is committed to providing an affordable and accessible venue. We’re invested in the sustainability of companies, artists and new work.

We’re at the forefront of diverse programming, theatre for social change, and gender equity.

We’re keeping the door open for new and emerging artists, and actively supporting and mentoring the next generation through our acclaimed STEP UP program

Through Write Up and Storytellers we lead the way in new Australian work: in 2019 we have supported the development of 8 new Australian scripts, and KXT2019 has brought 8 World Premieres to Sydney

With the establishment of the uncurated space sharing platform POPUPSTAIRS we’ve opened up more low cost space for more artists

IF YOU’VE GOT A SHOW you’d like to see as part of KXT2019, then now is the time...

WE'RE KEEPING IT SUPER SIMPLE...

FIRST UP read all this info thoroughly ++ follow the links yep, ALL of them

SEND us a short covering email telling us why this is the show you want to stage

ATTACH a single page doc with a brief overview of the show, why you reckon it should be part of the season, and details of your production and creative team, with any confirmed cast

AND a copy of the script 

PLUS evidence of the availability of rights

you must confirm rights are available before submitting

INCLUDE 2 options for preferred dates this is VERY important

ALSO your short, sexy 100-150 word marketing blurb for the show

Got an even bigger idea? No matter how ambitious or crazy, if it's something you're passionate about, we want to hear it!

      

EMAIL: SUBJECT LINE: KXT2020 EOI | TO: bakehousetheatrecompany@gmail.com

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE 5.00 pm Monday 30 September 2019

so good to have this new venue doing consistently good work. It’s a glory: what can happen when artists take over a room and make it their own
— David Berthold

bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company launched KXT - Kings Cross Theatre three years ago to support Sydney’s indie theatre scene and the local arts community. We offer companies heaps of support and maximum autonomy. We’re investing in a sustainable ecology for indie theatre

every KXT work in some way pushes forward the Sydney arts scene - its an opportunity for artists to experiment and create, and its a chance for the audience to see where our local performance culture is headed”
— Cassie Tongue, Time Out

POPUPSTAIRS

want to get in on the popup fun running out of the Bordello? Popupstairs is an uncurated low cost space-sharing program, based 2 levels up from KXT on level 4 of KX Hotel, and available for short seasons. Applications are open all year round.




KXT a HOME for NEW WRITING

Since launching KXT has championed new work, providing both a platform for emerging and established writers, and a space for development

KXT2019 HAS INCLUDED

Leopardskin by Michael McStay for JackRabbit

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Little Eggs Collective for JackRabbit

A Little Piece of Ash by Megan Wilding for JackRabbit

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Omar and Dawn by James Elazzi

Doing by Amy Sole for KXTPopupstairs

Sheds in the City by Charlie Vaux in dev

StoryLines for Cana Community in dev

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Storytellers Festival  

Step Up Festival stay tuned

Infidelity and Enlightenment by Lauren Bonner for KXTPopupstairs

Falling Skies by Braden Frascone for KXTPopupstairs

Ignite by the writers of New Ghosts Theatre

Rosaline by Joanna Erskine

nomnomnom at KX by Roshelle Fong for KXTPopupstairs

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Rudy & Cuthbert present by Toby Blome and Zelman Cressey-Gladwin for KXTPopupstairs

Surf Séance by Rachel Kerry for KXTPopupstairs

A Little History Play by Caleb Lewis for KXTPopupstairs

But You Don’t Look Sick by The C Collective in dev

UBU by Richard Hilliar for KXTPopupstairs

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Honey Boo Boo Blood & Gore by Carissa Licciardello in dev

Confessions of a Custard Melon Pan by Arisa Yura in dev

Fortitude by Richard Graham in dev

Maureen, the Harbinger of Death by Jonny Hawkins for JackRabbit

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“The exciting thing about going to Kings Cross Theatre is that you may well be seeing people and ideas at the beginning of their creative lives. You’re watching artists learn new performance languages, test themselves and their audiences, and offer their art in a sincere attempt to connect with an audience in the heart of Sydney. Every KXT work, in some way, pushes forward the Sydney arts scene… it’s a chance for the audience to see where our local performance culture is headed” Cassie Tongue, Time Out Sydney

what’s new

the SEPTEMBER SEASON

in September 2018 we rolled out KX Collaborations, a month long season of the surprising and surreal, with plays, music, talks, workshops, and more

In 2019 we’ve put together another program to tantalise and tease:

★ 1 - 8 Sept in KXT || the Storytellers Festival

★ 1 - 8 Sept in the Bordello for Popupstairs || Betty Breaks Out by Liz Hobart

★ 10, 11, 12 Sept in KXT for the Step Up Festival || Doing by Amy Sole

★ 13, 14 Sept in KXT for the Step Up Festival || Samo is Dead by Jodi Rabinowitz

★ 10 - 21 Sept in the Bordello for Popupstairs || Ubu by Richard Hilliar

★ 20 September - 05 October in KXT || A Girl in School Uniform by Lulu Raczka

★ 23 - 24 Sept in the Bordello || Arthur & Marilyn by Jasper Lee-Lindsay

★ 25 Sept in the Bordello || Lockout by Jules Orcullo in dev

★ 26, 27 Sept in the Bordello || The General Public with Hannah Fulton

★ 26 Sept in the Bordello || Superposition by Jodi Rabinowitz

PLUS MORE

THE STEP UP FESTIVAL

WEEK 1 in KXT ★ 9 - 15 SEPTEMBER

featuring the further development and re-staging of recent work from our Step Up Team, development and networking

10, 11, 12 Sept at 7.30 pm || DOING by Amy Sole

13 , 14 Sept at 7.30 pm + 14 Sept at 3.00 pm || SAMO IS DEAD by Jodi Rabinowitz

15 Sept 5.00 pm new work in development from Emily Buxton

15 Sept 7.30 pm || Emerging Artists Networking

CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES ON WEEK 2

KXTEETHCUTTING is all about the people: the launch on 28 July featured Mandela Mathia, Emma O'Sullivan, Jack Richardson, Jack Scott, Ebony Vagulans and Elijah Williams directed by Warwick Doddrell, presenting We Are Proud… by Jackie Sibblies Drury. And on 25 August Riley Spadaro directed Di Adams, Elle Mickel, Nicholas Papademetriou, Matthew Predny and Charles Upton, with Ariadne Sgouros on stage directions, in a read of AUSTRALIAN OPEN by Angus Cameron. And both nights played to full houses. Its all headed up by Annie Stafford and Mat Lee, of Legit Theatre Co, who have opened up the doors to the KX Hotel Dive Bar for an Artists Hang Out. They’re building community

★★ MEDIA ★★

WINK BY JEN SILVERMAN

deliciously wild … It's sexy, it's macabre, it's highly recommended ~ Suzy Wrong

independent theatre which snarls and hisses in the face of small budgets and low Winter attendances ★★★★ Judith Greenaway

made me ache with the possibilities of self I am yet too cowardly to attempt ~ Kate Prendergast

XFIGHTING - UNLEASHED

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Futura, the producers of upcoming show A GIRL IN SCHOOL UNIFORM (walked into a bar) have teamed up with XFighting Krav Maga to bring you a FREE Self-Defence Workshop up on the KX Hotel rooftop following the 5pm matinee on Sunday 29th Sept

XFIGHTING UNLEASHED believes very woman deserves to be empowered, to have strength and dignity, and to know she is valuable. Protect yourself, build valuable skills and make amazing new friends along the way.

This session will sell out quickly - book now!


AUGUST 2019

The DIVE BAR is now open for the KXT community.

Artists are invited to drop in, chill out and hang out in this funky little spot, Sunday - Wednesday midday - 7.00 pm. For your exclusive use. Want a meeting? Need to get some work done? Want to book in a time for a read? Then head on into the DIVE BAR. With thanks to KX Hotel for unlocking the door

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ANNOUNCING

A GIRL IN SCHOOL UNIFORM (WALKS INTO A BAR) by Lucy Radczka previews at KXT from 27 September, with bAKEHOUSE Artistic Associate Hannah Goodwin directing dream team Caitlyn Burley and Michelle Ny. To add to the excitement: producers Futura are teaming up with XFighting Krav Maga to bring you a FREE Self-Defence Workshop up on the KX Hotel rooftop following the 5pm matinne on Sunday 29th Sept

This session will sell out quickly - book now!

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XFIGHTING UNLEASHED believes very woman deserves to be empowered, to have strength and dignity, and to know she is valuable. Protect yourself, build valuable skills and make amazing new friends along the way.

MEDIA || WINK by Jen Silverman

Anthony Skuse and Jen Silverman chat about WINK now playing at KXT “When we seek things for which we don’t even have language, when we chase our darkest impulses, when the things we want don’t fit inside the frameworks we’ve created or bought into.”

MATES MAKING THEATRE

There’s a bunch of KXT Mates Making Theatre all over Sydney…

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WHITE BOX THEATRE PRESENTS TABLE

Tanya Ronder's thrilling play is a tale of belonging, identity and the things we pass on.

Now Playing at Seymour Centre Closes Saturday 17th August

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LAST ONE STANDING THEATRE PRESENTS AN INTERVENTION

an hilariously tragic exploration of the complexity of relationships and the responsibility that friends have for each other

Previews next week 20 - 31 August

FUN FACT

JAMES ELAZZI’s Omar and Dawn was first read as part of Storytellers Festival in 2018, curated by Joanna Erskine. Since then James has joined the Sydney Theatre Company Ermerging Writers Group. And this year, both James and Jo are finalists in the Subtlenuance Silver Gull Playwrighting Awards

You can see James latest play at the 2019 Storytellers Festival.

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KXTEETHCUTTING

ANNIE STAFFORD & MAT LEE of LEGIT Theatre Co re-launched KXTeethcutting on Sunday 28 July Thanks to an incredible cast directed by WARWICK DODDRELL version 2.0 is up and running.

NEXT UP Sunday 25 August 7.30 pm AUSTRALIAN OPEN by Angus Cameron directed by Riley Spidaro. Stay tuned for cast announcement and booking link.

FREE - - but you’ll need to reserve your spot

WEDNESDAY 10 JULY the IGNITE Launch evening in the Bordello for Write Up, the KXT development program, and a part of the KXT POPUPSTAIRS program Imagery: Clare Hawley 

the NEW GHOSTS team have been hard at work ahead of the premiere production of the IGNITE collective at KXT later this year. If you enjoyed Storytellers in 2018 or were a part of the Write Up Development program this year, then you’ll want to check out UNFOLD a short festival of panels and play reads running at the Old Fitz


JULY 2019

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KXT IN REVIEW

TREVOR by Nick Jones

PRESENTED BY OUTHOUSE THEATRE

 “This production of Trevor does something that’s relatively rare: it makes you feel better than you did when you walked into the theatre. Having a rough day? See Trevor. It’s blisteringly fun, it’s unexpected, it’s challenging. it’ll make you laugh. And isn’t it good to laugh again?”

Cassie Tongue, TIME OUT ★★★★

“a highly entertaining, gemstone polished, force for good” Judith Greenaway ★★★★

“Wonderful stuff” Jason Blake, AUDREY ★★★★


OMAR + DAWN by James Elazzi

PRESENTED BY APOCALYPSE THEATRE & GREEN DOOR

“an enthralling, illuminating drama of unrelenting toughness and humanity. Recommended without reservation” Diana Simmonds, STAGE NOISE

“full of heart and hurt - and unexpected collisions of Australian stories” Sean Maroney, The Music.com ★★★★ .5

impressive work by emerging Sydney playwright James Elazzi” Joyce Morgan, SMH


 ABC TV paid a visit to KXT to interview Shaun Rennie, Jamie Oxenbould and Di Adams and film some scenes from TREVOR.


bAKEHOUSE ANNOUNCES

the cast of CORAM BOY

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Directed by John Harrison & Michael Dean

With Rebecca Abdel-Messih, Lloyd Allison-Young, Violette Ayad, Alex Beauman, Andrew Den, Ryan Hodson, Tinashe Mangwana, Suz Mawer, Emma O’Sullivan, Gideon Payten-Griffiths, Ariadne Sgouros, Annie Stafford, Amanda Stephens-Lee, Petronella Van Tienan, Joshua Wiseman

 


STORYTELLERS 2019

27 AUGUST - 07 SEPTEMBER

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TUESDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 7.30 PM

Help Yourself by Keziah Warner

A comedy about the complexity of human relationships, real and imagined. Joni has the perfect relationship, in fact, it's too good to be true. When her mother invites Joni's imaginary boyfriend to dinner, hilarity ensues.

Directed by Lucy Clements With: Di Adams, Brandon McLelland, Chantelle Jameison, Claire Lovering, Jake Speer

WEDNESDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 7.30 PM

Mother Tongue A powerful night of female voices and stories

Stella Started It by Donna Abela • Dead Skin by Laneikka Denne • Tower Living by Hannah Grant • The Witch by Alison Rooke • Tampax? by Chloe Schwank • The Princess Party by Samira Spring • History by Lily Stewart

Directors: Kim Hardwick, Sophie Kelly, Jane Grimley With: Zoe Carides, , Deborah Galanos, Eloise Snape, Rizcel Gagawanan, Victoria Greiner, Camilla Turnbull, Chloe Schwank, , Lily Stewart, Hannah Grant, Alicia Fox, Andrew Guy, Meg Clarke, Jasmin Simmons, Alexandra Morgan

THURSDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 7.30 PM

Ties that Bind: Tales of inescapable human connection

The World According to Jerry by Xavier Coy • New Gods by Mark Langham • I Think I Hate Myself by Jasper Lee-Lindsay • Karma by Michelle Morgan • Crocodiles by Vidya Rajan • Lilac by Jackson Used

Directed by: Shane Anthony, Erica Brennan, Rebecca Blake, Patrick Howard With: Mark Langham, Lib Foster, Kieran Foster, Brendan Miles, Kate Skinner, Tom Matthews, Dilroop Khangura, Amelia Campbell, Tim Kemp, Brett Rogers, Samm Ward, Morgan McGuire, Suz Mawer, Abi Rayment, Eloise Snape, Guy O’Grady

FRIDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 7.30 PM

REINVENTIONS New stories inspired by classic works

Factory by Christopher Bryant (after Marat/Sade) • The Starchitect by Emma Gibson (afterThe Master Builder) • (We Ate) The Poisoned Apple by Lana Morgan (after The Twelve Dancing Princesses)

DIRECTORS: Kirsty Kiloh, Luke Holmes WITH Keila Terencio, Suz Mawer, Rizcel Gagawanan, Mary Haire, Dilroop Khangura, Kaitlyn Thor, Firdaws Adelpour, Alexander Spinks, Zeadala, Yana Morgan, Steve Corner, Madeline Stedman, Lucy Green

SATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 3.00 PM

You’re Not Special by Sam O’Sullivan

A dark romantic comedy about relationships, technology and the dangerous line between truth and fiction in a digital age.

Dir: Dom Mercer, with Aileen Huynh, Jack Angwin, & Kate Cheel

SATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 7.30 PM || FIRST OR WORST

Australia’s great writers share their s#!t for one night only. A hilarious night of writing that has deliberately been kept from public view, until now. Performed by a stellar cast, this is writing never to be seen again. Seriously.

With work from Lucy Bell, Lachlan Philpott, Caleb Lewis and more


TUESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 7.30 PM

Rage Room by Angus Evans + bonus The Chair Light as a Feather by Andrew Lindsay

Dir: Fiona Hallenan-Barker With Claudia Barrie, Richard Cox, Will Bartolo, Lara Lightfoot, Helen Tonkin, Karlie Evans, Jasmin Simmons, Alex Kelly, Andrew Lindsay

WEDNESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 7.30 PM

LAUNCH EVENT A taster of new work from Festival writers ++ a networking night for writers and industry on the KX Hotel rooftop.

THURSDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 7.30 PM

Ties that Bind: Tales of inescapable human connection

The World According to Jerry by Xavier Coy • New Gods by Mark Langham • I Think I Hate Myself by Jasper Lee-Lindsay • Karma by Michelle Morgan • Crocodiles by Vidya Rajan • Lilac by Jackson Used

Directed by: Shane Anthony, Erica Brennan, Rebecca Blake, Patrick Howard With: Mark Langham, Lib Foster, Kieran Foster, Brendan Miles, Kate Skinner, Tom Matthews, Dilroop Khangura, Amelia Campbell, Tim Kemp, Brett Rogers, Samm Ward, Morgan McGuire, Suz Mawer, Abi Rayment, Eloise Snape, Guy O’Grady

FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 7.30 PM

Mother Tongue A powerful night of female voices and stories

Stella Started It by Donna Abela • Dead Skin by Laneikka Denne • Tower Living by Hannah Grant • The Witch by Alison Rooke • Tampax? by Chloe Schwank • The Princess Party by Samira Spring • History by Lily Stewart

Directors: Kim Hardwick, Sophie Kelly, Jane Grimley With: Zoe Carides, , Deborah Galanos, Eloise Snape, Rizcel Gagawanan, Victoria Greiner, Camilla Turnbull, Chloe Schwank, , Lily Stewart, Hannah Grant, Alicia Fox, Andrew Guy, Meg Clarke, Jasmin Simmons, Alexandra Morgan

SATURDAY 31 AUGUST 3.00 PM

REINVENTIONS New stories inspired by classic works

Factory by Christopher Bryant (after Marat/Sade) • The Starchitect by Emma Gibson (afterThe Master Builder) • (We Ate) The Poisoned Apple by Lana Morgan (after The Twelve Dancing Princesses)

DIRECTORS: Kirsty Kiloh, Luke Holmes WITH Keila Terencio, Suz Mawer, Rizcel Gagawanan, Mary Haire, Dilroop Khangura, Kaitlyn Thor, Firdaws Adelpour, Alexander Spinks, Zeadala, Yana Morgan, Steve Corner, Madeline Stedman, Lucy Green

SATURDAY 31 AUGUST 7.30 PM

The Greer Effect by Vanessa O'Neill

Keeping Time by Sophia Davidson Gluyas & Max Hopwood

A new work about Australia's most renowned and outspoken feminist, and a local story told with heart, humour and music.

Cathy Hunt With: Elizabeth Nabben, Amanda Stephens-Lee
Sophia Davidson Gluyas With: Ben Gerrard, Margarita Gershkovich, Graeme McRae, Dannielle Jackson

SUNDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 5.00 PM

Son of Byblos by James Elazzi

Adam and Claire, cousins from Lebanese Australian families, come to terms with their sexualities, at odds with cultural expectations. An urgent new play from the writer of Omar and Dawn.

DIRECTOR Dino Dimitriadis with Mansoor Noor, Nisrine Armine, Simon Elrahi, Deboarah Galanos

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What’s in it for writers? Storytellers Festival is a showcase of new work. The Festival provides an opportunity to share work and invite people to hear your work, to further generate audience interest in new Australian writing, create new networking opportunities for writers, and encourage industry to hear work that is ready for production. Last year many writers connected with directors, producers and other artists taking these relationships forward with their work. A number of writers had their work programmed or continued developing their work following its Festival presentation.

Ticket prices will be kept low to encourage repeat audience attendance throughout the Festival. Box office will cover costs (minimal) after which 100% of remaining box office will be shared as a remuneration for participating writers, in both Spotlight and House Lights categories.

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KXT IN REVIEW

★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★

MERCURY FUR

presented by White Box Theatre + Hasemann Ball and Rada

though provoking …weirdly entertaining – Broadway World

hilarious and heartbreaking – State of the Art

The energy of a committed cast binds you to your chair – Audrey Journal

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BLOOD ON THE CAT’S NECK

presented by Montague Basement 

A visceral experience – Suzy Goes See

feels fresh half a century on and half a world away – Audrey Journal

A vibrant piece that stands out amongst Sydney's theatre scene – Playwave

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nomnomnom

devised and directed by Roshelle Fong

★ SEASON SOLD OUT ★

will have you both laughing and crying. Just be prepared to do some pretty strange things for the sake of customer service – theatre travels

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CONGRATULATIONS ...

… TO HANNAH GOODWIN 2019 recipient of the ATYP Rose Byrne scholarship for Emerging Female Leader in the Arts. Hannah is a bAKEHOUSE Artistic Associate. She was a member of the KXT Step Up team in 2018, a part of the directing team on Justin Fleming’s Dresden, and directed collaborator Pippa Ellam’s production of The Carousel, featured in the 2018 Step up Festival at KXT. In September she directs A Girl in School Uniform (Walks into a Bar) for KXT2019.

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… TO JAMES ELAZZI recently announced as a member of the STC Emerging Writers Group. We’re thrilled to be hosting the world premiere of James’ first full length play OMAR AND DAWN, presented by Apocalypse Theatre Co + Green Door Theatre, directed by Dino Dimitriadis with Maggie Blinco, Lex Marinos, Antony Makhlouf, Mansoor Noor playing July.

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Congratulations to the other members of the group: Wendy Mocke; Enoch Mailangi; and Jordyn Fulcher. You can see Jordyn on stage in the cast of DOING now playing in the Bordello Room for KXT Popupstairs

… TO THE STEP UP TEAM

Jasper Lindsay Lee has just finished up a run in ATYP’s Follow Me Home

Emma Wright wrapped a long season in the lead role in Pygmalion at the New theatre, heading into auditions for the first season of her play Hairworm (seen last year in the Storytellers festival) before a tour with monkey baa. Emma is currently on Step Up placement on the Outhouse Production of TREVOR, previews Friday 14 June

Bernadette Fam’s production company Green Door ran a hugely  successful season of James Elazzi’s Lady Tabouli as part of Griffin’s Batch Festival

Amy Sole launched her company Puddle or Pond, and is now about to head into her first staging of her original play Doing, in the Bordello as part of KXT’s Popupstairs program from xx June. Cast includes fellow step up team member Nicole Pingon last seen in the Little Eggs sold out season of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner for JackRabbit theatre 

Emily Buxton has just wrapped of a run of of Deb Oswald’s The Peach Season 

Hannah Fulton’s comedy squad The General Public ran a sell out season as part of Melbourne’s comedy festival 

Lucia May was in the cast of Mercury Fur just closed after an acclaimed season at KXT. Jodi Robinowitz jumped on board the show for her step up placement after closing the Seymour centre season of her play Samo is Dead

Earlier in the year Jules Orcullo has worked with all sorts of legends developing her play TWENTY ONE SIXTY FIVE at Q Theatre. Most recently she was on the development tram for Belvoir’s Fangirls by Yve Blake 

over achievers…




HI-JACKED RABBIT

Hi-Jacked Rabbit… what’s THAT about?

STEP UP ON STEROIDS

Providing opportunity and support for new companies, new artists and new work is a part of the bAKEHOUSE DNA. We’ve been doing it since we first kicked off eleven years ago, and we formalised it all at KXT in 2018 with the Step Up program. We’ve had the great privilege of being in the room when someone falls in love with acting and when a new play is born. When a half-made play finds its way. We’ve taken a chance on new designers and young directors and we’ve seen them rise to the occasion and flourish. New companies have launched at KXT, and emerging companies have built their work.

In their few short years of producing, JACKRABBIT THEATRE  have supported an incredible amount of new Australian work, backing first time writers, emerging producers and young directors in a way that few other indie companies in Sydney can match.

In January 2018 they kicked off the KXT season with Will O’Mahoney’s wonderful Tonsils + Tweezers. And we wondered what might happen if they had a home.

Well, this happened...

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Hi-JackedRabbit presented by JackRabbit Theatre, in partnership with bAKEHOUSE Theatre Co, Little Eggs, and Cross Pollinate productions, and made possible by the support of KINGS CROSS HOTEL