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...

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

KXT2019 STEP UP TEAM ANNOUNCED

KXT STEP UP TEAM 2019

The bAKEHOUSE STEP UP team consists of 10 new and emerging practitioners: designers, directors, writers, producers, actors, and technicians. KXT works closely with each member of the team to create a bespoke program of support, and facilitate opportunities to work alongside some of indie theatre’s leading practitioners.

HI-JACKED RABBIT

26 February - 1 March

JACKRABBIT THEATRE kicked off their Hi-Jacked Rabbit season with a double bill of what they do best: new, fast, and loud

TWO’S A COMPANY by Sarah Greenwood

Have you suffered through love before? Come and commiserate.

Dir: Charlie Davenport

With: Sarah Greenwood, Jack Scott, Brittany Santariga, Will McNeill, Shannon Ryan and Emma O’Sullivan

TECHNICAL: Charlie Vaux | PHOTOGRAPHY: Clare Hawley


A SYDNEY MARDI GRAS EVENT

DUMPSTER DIVAS: ART vs GARBARGE

We’re here. We’re Queer. We have everything to fear. A Mardi Gras Sketch Comedy

“Creative and clever, the work encompasses virtually all that is resonating within our immediate zeitgeist, effectively shaping itself into a condensed representation of our life and times. highly recommended”

- - Suzy Goes See

Written and Performed by
Salem Barrett-Brown, Danni Paradiso and Rory Nolan

TECHNICAL: Charlie Vaux | PHOTOGRAPHY: Clare Hawley






things to know if you’re coming to see a show at KXT…

• we’re on the second floor of Kings Cross Hotel, across the road from the coke sign.

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from the ground floor bar: head up the stairs to level 1 balcony bar - - you’ll see this sign on the door by the pool table.

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make a pit stop at the bar as you walk past. You can bring your drinks into the theatre. 


TIP: maybe buy a show drink? Each season the cool cocktail makers at KX hotel come up with a themed drink to go with the show. Right now it’s the Vaudeville Spritz, a little bit of strawberry infused rose inspired French fun. Show drinks are all only $10 


• nearest bathrooms are on that level too


• yep, there’s an excellent kitchen in the hotel with excellent food. But make sure you arrive early, cause you can’t bring food into the theatre. Not sure if you’ve got time? Then let the bar staff know you’re going to the show and check to make sure

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• if the stairs are a problem for you then we have lift access to the theatre. We’ll pop down before the show and check to see if anyone needs a hand. It’s a little bit of a rigmarole but we’re super happy to get that done for those of you that need it: accessible theatre is important to us. But it’s not a convenience thing - our stage managers are really busy getting the show on for you - if you can make your way up without assistance it’s an easy walk, so please do head on up. 


• doors at KXT open 30mins before the show. Sometimes we might be a little late opening: we’re an indie venue and there’s only a few people getting stuff done. We’re super grateful to our audiences for their patience 

15 mins before the show is due to start we’ll open up the foyer. We keep that closed because of the open layout of the theatre. Sometimes actors need to warm up and we want them to be able to get ready for the show. 

• Seating at KXT is not reserved, and there are no bad seats! They all have great sight lines (and none of them have cushions ...) So there’s no need to queue up. 


• from time to time we might start the show late. We try to make sure we start at 7.30 but sometimes everyone arrives at box office at 25 past 7 and it’s not possible to process that many tickets quickly. You could help us get started on time by picking up your ticket earlier. Why not get in when doors open at 7.00 then go buy that drink? 

BUT don’t count on a late start! Mostly we get it going on time, and like all indie venues KXT doesn’t admit latecomers. NO REFUNDS for latecomers


• our FOH personnel are all volunteers. If you’re unhappy about something please don’t give them an earful! We need these kind and generous people to give up their nights and weekends to keep the theatre going and they deserve our thanks! If you’ve got a concern about KXT or the hotel then the best way to deal with that is to email us via the contact us page in the website 


we like to stage shows that other venues wont do: risky unknown stuff. So sometimes they’re a bit racy with a bunch of content warnings. Or they’re new. Or it’s adult content. Don’t be offended! You can read up on the shows over on the website. It’s good to do that before you book your ticket


• KXT admits under 18s. We love our young theatre goers, and want you to fall in love with KXT and come back for years and years and years! But KXT is in the most regulated area in Sydney, so be prepared to say hi to security ++ if you’re under 30 KXT runs discount nights just for you: Thursday is our $20 for 20s, the cheapest ticket in town. Book online and bring ID. 

• when we first started up not much was happening in the cross. But things are changing and there will often by bands, events or live music happening on other levels. We work closely with hotel management to control noise spill and we’re pretty sure it won’t disrupt your enjoyment of the show.

But if you do hear some distant sound we like to think of it as the sound of the cross coming back to life 


• questions? Problems? Concerns? Then message us via the website. But be patient, we’re unstaffed and it can take a few days for us to get back to you


what’s that about? KXT is completely unfunded. And we want to make sure all $$ got to the artists so we’re not paying anyone to reply to your emails. It’s our investment in the sustainability of independent companies. We’re kind of like a collective, a committed group of professionals working hard - for nix - to keep the doors open. We need you to know this so you’ll be kind to us! We work very hard because we believe that artists are the life blood of a city ...and the govt won’t yet give us any money.  

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do you think we should get funding? Then contact city of Sydney council and tell them! We’ve asked a bunch of times but ... 

do you want to support our work? We’re mostly sorted for personnel but if you’d like to donate then get in touch! Every little bit helps 


• things are going well! but we’ve only been doing it for 3 years and we’re still building our venue loyalty. So we need you to help us spread the word. If you like the show please let everyone know. The price of a ticket goes some way towards offsetting the costs of the production - which is when artists get paid. We’ve had a few sold out seasons : which is AMAZING, Thank you!! But sometimes we’re surprised by good shows that play to small houses. Help us spread the word! 


• you can keep up by subscribing to our eNews, it’s got all the info. Or head over to our socials for the latest news as it happens 


KXT in the MEDIA

On a planet that can feel more disheartening each year, there’s a remarkable catharsis in laughing with strangers in a dark room” Playwright LIAM MAGUIRE speaks to Audrey Journal about the first full season in the HI-JACKED RABBIT season


“Creative and clever, the work encompasses virtually all that is resonating within our immediate zeitgeist, effectively shaping itself into a condensed representation of our life and times, as things stand at the moment…” SUZY WRONG on Dumpster Divas: Art v Garbage, a Sydney Mardi Gras event a part of the Hi-Jacked Rabbit double bill


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ TIME OUT SYDNEY

“This debut play features two gay robbers and a hell of a lot of cocaine. Playwright John O’Donovan’s first full-length play …follows two young gay men in love, and the prospect of a marriage between two men hangs over much of the action. But this isn’t a play about marriage equality. Instead, it’s about the knottier stuff of gay lives in certain corners of the world, and the kind of people who’ll never be the poster boys for the progressive cause….”

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ahead of the HI-JACKED RABBIT season, Charlie Falkner from JackRabbit Theatre writes for AUDREY JOURNAL “entertainment seems to have become a dirty word” what can theatre do that the The Big Bang Theory can’t?

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The SYDNEY MORNING HERALD speaks with Jay James-Moody ahead of Squabbalogic’s season of HERRINGBONE: “Herringbone also marks the relaunch of James-Moody's production company Squabbalogic, which was on a two-year break due to Mormon”

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#KXT2019

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- notes from the KXT2019 season launch -

The KX theatre precinct continues to thrive as cast and creatives move across all venues. Alex Berlarge produced Ironbound at KXT, directed There Will Be A Climax at Old Fitz, and Cry Baby at the Hayes. Claudia Barrie jumped on board Last One Standing Theatre’s production of DNA, directed the hit You Got Older and her production of Eurydice is now running at Old Fitz. in 2019 Last One Standing Theatre produces Alice in Slasherland at the Old Fitz. Actors Alex Malone, Bardiya McKinnon, Sarah Meecham, Megan Wilding, Ariadne Sgouros, Laurence Coy, Elijah Williams, Mansoor Noor, could all be seen at KXT and the Old Fitz, or Hayes or Griffin. And Joanna Erskine’s ground breaking playwrights program the Storytellers Festival brought us all together, with 69 actors presenting the work of 29 writers with 19 directors leading the way.

designers Isabel Hudson, Maya Keyes, Benjamin Brockman, Ben Pierpoint, Ben Freeman worked across multiple local venues. Stage Managers moved from theatre to theatre. Pat Howe’s set for Dresden has been put into storage for later use in an upcoming show at the Fitz.

And earlier in the year complementary scheduling meant audiences could see a show at the Old Fitz or Hayes and walk to KXT for a performance of Visiting Hours.

The Arts Editor of Time Out Ben Neutze describes our precinct as the

‘Sydney theatre district that matters”

KXT2019 LAUNCH PARTY 2 December at KX Hotel Rooftop imagery - Clare Hawley

COMMUNITY:  bAKEHOUSE has a long commitment to diversity and inclusivity. In 2018 work at KXT included 42 actors from non-anglo backgrounds. Shout out to the directors and producers getting it right.

We have an established record of community engagement, working closely with not for profits as varied as the All Saints African Centre in Blacktown, Apne Aap Women’s Collective in Mumbai, the KBHAC, Loyola College in Mt Druitt, the refugee art project and SSEG to name just a few.  In 2018 we value-added to the KXT experience with the chesterfield series which continued to deliver Radical community engagement and Rapid response to burning issues. Through the year we worked with producers to raise awareness and funds for many orgs, including the Blue Knot Foundation, lymphoma Australia, NOW the Australian response to Metoo, Careflight, the lung foundation of Australia; we held conversations around the greater issues at the heart of the plays; we hosted masterclass and workshops; guests from places like Chris O’Brien’s Lighthouse Hospital, and live music and art exhibitions. With the support of the city of Sydney we have begun to roll out KXT Crossroads, a program that sits at the intersection of art and community. 

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HOTEL PARTNERSHIP: We are able to continue to operate KXT due to a strong and supportive strategic partnership with KX Hotel who this year have supported us in more ways than we can list, but include art exhibition openings, opening nights, block parties, events like this one and visiting hours, our 5 story immersive takeover that played a sold out season at the beginning of the year. Recently KX Hotel received the Australian Hotel Associations award for Best NightLife Venue, and we’re thrilled to be working together to lead the way in nightlife diversification here in the Cross. Through the year our crazy bump outs and high demand lift use has been made possible by the patient and understanding management: Ben, Miles, Kaylah, and our greatest cheer of thanks goes to licensee Josh who has done all he can to accommodate the needs of a thriving indie venue, and worked with us to make sure a theatre can continue to function in the middle of a growing and popular 5 story night club.

And it is thanks to that partnership that we are able to announce an exciting new program POPUPSTAIRS We’re working with the hotel to turn level 4 into a functioning theatre: a new space for audacious, bold, ambitious and adventurous. new work, and new ideas for old work. A home for high risk work delivered in a low risk low budget environment. Scroll down for more info

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STEP UP: In 2018 we rolled out the inaugural Step Up program, a part of our ongoing commitment to new and emerging artists. In March the Step Up Festival showcased the work of some of Sydney’s most exciting emerging talent and throughout the year we supported a group of upstarts on the Step Up team. We couldn’t be prouder of their achievements: keep an eye out for these bright young things of the future.

Amy Morcom; Beth McMullen; Derbail Kinsella; Elijah Williams; Eve Beck; Hannah Goodwin; Jessica Adie; Joshua McElroy; Kate Walder; Luke Carson; Rebecca Blake; Tabitha Woo; Tom Mesker; Trishala Sharma

Applications for the 2019 Step Up team are NOW OPEN, and we’re looking forward to meeting a whole bunch of the city’s brightest talents.

We’re proud of our record supporting new work. Since 2015 we have championed new work from: James Raggatt, Charles O’Grady, Purva Naresh, Yvonne Perzsuk & Co, Pippa Ellams, Michael Costi, Tobias Manderson-Galvin, Justin Fleming, Melita Rowston, Tom Payne, Amelia Roper, Philip Rouse, Jessica Tuckwell, Clare Hennessy, and more.

With Dresden, Jatinga, The Laden Table, Night Slows Down and Visiting Hours, bAKEHOUSE has brought to the KXT stage 5 ambitious new works in less than 3 years. And in 2018 we supported the development of Human Activity, Katie Pollock’s response to her time in Mumbai as part of the bAKEHOUSE Cultural Exchange (bACE); From Malapo to Miller, Winnie Dunn’s first play being developed at Casula Powerhouse, and we began work on StoryLines with Cana Community.

YOUTH + DESTINATION presented by James Raggatt’s newly formed    Manifesto Theatre

YOUTH + DESTINATION presented by James Raggatt’s newly formed Manifesto Theatre

New companies have been born at KXT, while young companies have found their feet: in 2018 we hosted Last One Standing Theatre, Manifesto Theatre, Pip and Han Inc, The Anchor, Haseman, Ball & Radda, and more. Seasons at KXT mix new and emerging artists alongside established and experienced ones. In 2018 directors Kristine Landon-Smith, Kim Hardwick, Claudia Barrie, Suzanne Millar and Jessica Arthur shared the season with James Raggatt, Hannah Goodwin, Eve Beck, Rebecca Blake and Sarah Hadley.

this year we’ve seen a closing gap between independent and mainstage with performers, designers, writers and directors going from our corner of the Cross onto mainstages STC, Bell, Belvoir, Griffin and more. The bAKEHOUSE partnership with Justin Fleming continued with Dresden, while at the same time Justin’s Misanthrope played in the Opera House. Jessica Arthur first worked at KXT as one of the directors on a KXTeethcutting play read in 2017, and was back with her company The Anchor for the October season Two Hearts. Megan Wilding kicked off her year in JackRabbit’s production of Tonsils + Tweezers by Will O’Mahoney, our first season of the year, before heading into Blackie Blackie Brown at STC, and she’s headed back to KXT in 2019 directing her exciting original work A Little Piece of Ash Daniel Monks started his year in the beautiful Are We Awake, written by Charles O’Grady and then went onto play the lead in Malthouse’s lauded production of The Elephant Man. The KXT stage was home to seasoned professionals and first time performers


Sydney’s indie theatre scene punches above its weight, regularly delivering more bang for your buck with passion, favours, beers and a mountain of low budget brilliance. But as the bar is lifted - as the quality of work matches and at times exceeds the main stage output, we are at risk of losing risk.

So we’re asking you to POPUPSTAIRS to the bordello room, with its new lighting rig, operational bar, comfy seating and kicking night club standard sound system to take in some mid week fringe fare. An uncurated space sitting inside the beautiful bacchanalian speakeasy, managed and overseen by bAKEHOUSE prod manager Andrew McMartin and KXT prod assist Charlie Vaux, we expect to provide a place where audiences can expect to see the unexpected.

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To get things rolling we’ve booked in a couple of featured seasons with work from indie stalwarts Tooth & Sinew reinventing a classic; the ever-unpredictable Montague Basement takes on an unstageable script; and the hugely promising team behind Rudy & Cuthbert bring their latest work to level 4 of the hotel all as part of the KXT season. Additionally Rachel Kerry’s murder mystery musical Surf Séance will run through Halloween October up here on the rooftop, and Roshelle Fong’s sensational nomnomnom will run out of the Glasshouse up on level 6, connecting audiences and the KX community in surprising ways.

Working with the support of the hotel we’re keeping things open and accessible to the newest of the new. Through the year we hope to see developments of new writing, public presentations of first-time work from new companies, and industry showings of emerging work, all within a low budget and affordable model. There’s plenty of spots available and POPUPSTAIRS is NOW OPEN for submissions. Send in your info, and we’ll match projects with available dates.

JACKRABBIT: For the indie sector to continue to grow and flourish we need a collegiate response, a community of artists pooling resources and knowledge. Yes, we need more and new spaces, but the current spaces need to find ways to survive and thrive. Building on our commitment to providing opportunities and mentoring to new companies, and taking the next logical Step Up, in 2019 we’re investing in the future. bAKEHOUSE has partnered with the young guns from JackRabbit to open up more opportunities for more artists to present new work. JackRabbit have programmed a dynamic 3-month season at KXT jam packed with the best of the new, and they’re going to be taking over in February.

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a few final thoughts. KXT continues to be unstaffed. We have chosen instead to invest in the sustainability of independent producers and their companies, the heroes of our sector and the makers of the work. supporting ethical and respectful, budget smart time managers ensures the longevity of our can-do sector. KXT is also unfunded, and we function with the extraordinary generosity of a small collective of hard-working professionals who share their time, skill and resources for the benefit of many. We continue to search for the balance between the constraints of indie budgets, and the extraordinary debt that places like KXT must manage. Shout out to Andrew Henry at the old fitz for drawing attention to this recently, and if you’d like to partner with us in funding the work at KXT (or perhaps you’re considering a sizeable donation to our work?!) hit up the link below. You can be assured that your donated dollars will end up in the pockets of the artists who present the work 

THANKS In 2018 we have been able to build a collective community model of operation, with some incredible people coming on board to manage the unsexy side of running an indie venue. The year would not have been possible without the support and work of Rebecca Blake, Charlie Vaux, and Hannah Goodwin, all joining the KXT team via our Step Up program. Special mention to Designer/Builder Pat Howe, who’s sets for TONSILS + TWEEZERS and DRESDEN became the basis of seven (7) other indie sets. Danny Ball and Hugo Kohne managed the KXTeethcutting play read program, a seemingly small thing that needed a lot of management and delivered in spades. Lots of love and respect to the hard-working photographers creating the collateral that catches the attention of the audience most esp Clare Hawley and Jas Simmons who have captured the rehearsals and production imagery of many of our shows. A shout out to our board members who this year somehow took our artistic passion and vision and showed us how to run things like a business, albeit one with no money. 

On a personal note John and I extend the greatest of bAKEHOUSE thanks to Andrew McMartin an essential part of our management team, guiding and advising on all decisions, taking care of stage management, endlessly cleaning the bio box and repairing stuff, making the trains run on time. We couldn’t get the job done without you.

Finally, cheers to Emily Elise who does the best design work an indie company can hope for, managing the typical last minute timelines and delivering on a budget. Head to the website to check out her work: you can pick up cheap Earlybird tickets; a season ticket to all shows; apply for the Step Up program; and get your info in for POPUPSTAIRS.

Thanks so much for your support through 2018, this joyful community of artists makes it all worthwhile. and we look forward to sharing 2019 with you all.  

SUZANNE

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#KXT2019 CHEAT SHEET...

we’ll be taking a look at the big thinking around KXT2019 in the next few days. For now, here’s your handy cheat sheet…

14 women writers

11 Australian plays

10 emerging directors

11 women directors

6 culturally diverse plays

8 emerging companies

8 world premieres

8 Australian or Sydney premieres

more to come…

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planning for KXT2019 means looking back over the past 12 months. We’re incredibly proud of KXT2018 and here’s why:

In 2018 KXT hosted 12 women directors; 10 women producers; 8 shows designed by women; 8 plays written by women. Additional stats from the Storytellers Festival: another 14 women playwrights + 13 women directors

The KXT2018 season included 10 Australian Plays + 5 developments of new work + We ran 8 seasons with the writer working alongside the team in the rehearsal room

KXT2018 supports new work: 12 Sydney premieres; 7 Australian premieres; 5 World premieres ++ Storytellers Festival which featured the first staging of 3 full length plays & pieces from 26 other new works. KXT2019 includes full seasons of work from that festival.

In 2018 work at KXT included 42 actors from non-anglo backgrounds. Shout out to the directors and producers getting it right

KXT is where actors come to play: In 2018 113 actors performed on the KXT stage. Plus 69 actors participated in the Storytellers Festival. Plus 3 developments, and the monthly KXTeethcutting reads

Shout out to Pip and Han Inc; and Manifesto Theatre who launched at KXT in 2018. And to Last One Standing who ran their first full season in March as part of the Step Up festival. KXT was also thrilled to champion emerging companies The Anchor, HBR Creatives, and Bite Productions.

this year we’ve seen a closing gap between independent and mainstage with performers, designers, writers and directors going from our corner of the Cross onto mainstages STC, Bell, Belvoir, Griffin and more. The bAKEHOUSE partnership with Justin Fleming continued with Dresden, while at the same time Justin’s Misanthrope played in the Opera House. Jessica Arthur first worked at KXT as one of the directors on a KXTeethcutting play read in 2017, and was back with her company The Anchor for the October season Two Hearts. Megan Wilding kicked off her year in JackRabbit’s production of Tonsils + Tweezers by Will O’Mahoney, our first season of the year, before heading into Blackie Blackie Brown at STC. Daniel Monks started his year in the beautiful Are We Awake, written by Charles O’Grady who then AD’d on the STC’s Still Point Turning. The KXT stage was home to seasoned professionals and first time performers

The KX theatre precinct continues to thrive as cast and creatives move across all venues. Alex Berlarge produced Ironbound at KXT, directed There Will Be A Climax at Old Fitz, and Cry Baby at the Hayes. Claudia Barrie jumped on board Last One Standing Theatre’s production of DNA, directed the hit You Got Older and her production of Eurydice is now running at Old Fitz. in 2019 Last One Standing Theatre produces Alice in Slasherland at the Old Fitz. Actors Alex Malone, Bardiya McKinnon, Sarah Meecham, Megan Wilding, Ariadne Sgouros, Laurence Coy, Elijah Williams, Mansoor Noor, could all be seen at KXT and the Old Fitz, or Hayes or Griffin. And Joanna Erskine’s ground breaking playwrights program the Storytellers Festival brought us all together, with 69 actors presenting the work of 29 writers with 19 directors leading the way.

The Arts Editor of Time Out Ben Neutze describes our precinct as the

‘Sydney theatre district that matters”

2019 bAKEHOUSE is partnering with indie unit JackRabbit Theatre to open up MORE seasons at KXT, to provide MORE opportunities for MORE new work and new artists.

To find out how we’re going to make things happen, head up to the rooftop on

Sunday 2 December for our 2019 LAUNCH

First drinks at 7.00 pm, all welcome.

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KXT has an impressive track record supporting new companies and new work. Since launching only 3 years ago we have championed new work from: James Raggatt, Charles O’Grady, Purva Naresh, Yvonne Perzsuk & Co, Pippa Ellams, Michael Costi, Tobias Manderson-Galvin, Justin Fleming, Melita Rowston, Purva Naresh, Amelia Roper, Philip Rouse,  Noëlle Janaczewska, Jessica Tuckwell, Clare Hennessy, and more. This year, Joanna Erskine’s Storytellers Festival, a platform for playwrights and their work, brought an additional 29 writers to KXT. In 2016 Good With Maps premiered as part of INVISIBLE CIRCUS and this year the award winning production from Siren Theatre toured regional NSW. With Dresden, Jatinga, The Laden Table, Visiting Hours and Night Slows Down, bAKEHOUSE has brought to the KXT stage 5 ambitious new works in less than 3 years.

New companies have been born here, while young companies have found their feet: Last One Standing Theatre, Manifesto Theatre, Some Company, Rocket Productions, Pip and Han Inc, The Anchor, Haseman, Ball & Radda, and more. Seasons at KXT mix new and emerging artists alongside established and experienced ones. In 2018 directors Kristine Landon-Smith, Kim Hardwick, Claudia Barrie, Suzanne Millar and Jessica Arthur shared the season with James Raggatt, Hannah Goodwin, Eve Beck and Sarah Hadley. In 2015 we met with James Raggatt, opening the doors of KXT for the first development of his original script, then titled King Hit. With ongoing development support in 2016 and 2017, this became Youth + Destination, and played as part of the KXT2018 season.

“somewhere in our DNA we know that stories are out there to help us understand what we’re doing here on this planet” Theresa Rebeck


Value Adding

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a HUGE SHOUT OUT to indie theatre… you’re looking good.

this is a massive THANK YOU to all the teams that put time into their submissions for KXT2019. We received almost 150 EOIs. Audacious, bold, ambitious and adventuours. Submissions of new work, and new ideas for old work. Amazing teams filled with incredible artists. And all to be done with passion, favours, beers and a mountain of low budget brilliance.

we do read them all. Every one of them. So it takes a bit of time getting things sorted. We’ve been working our way through things: if you haven’t heard from us HOLD TIGHT!! We’ll be in touch!


September was all about VALUE ADDING at KXT: KX Collaborations; PSAs; Fringe With Benefits; the Glasshouse and Sydney Fringe Festival meant that KX Hotel was abuzz with performance. Our highlights included:

EVERYBODY LOSES: presented by Doppelgangster arriving in Sydney after a whirlwind world tour including Singapore, London and Paris.

PYJAMA SUNDAYZ: popped into Level 4 for their own unique brand of performance art

NO STRINGS ATTACHED: KXT Artistic Associate Rebecca Blake & bAKEHOUSE Artistic Director John Harrison let the puppets out to play

THE GLASSHOUSE: Sydney’s newest venue opened its doors to the musicians. Stay tuned for more


Over the past almost-3 years, we’ve worked with companies at KXT to raise awareness and funds for an extraordinary number of Not For Profits.

Including NOW; Chris O’Briens Lighthouse; Lymphoma Australia; Australian Lung Foundation; My Body My Right; AAWC; LBW Foundation; Cana community;
Loretto College; All Saints African Centre and many many more.

this month NEW GHOSTS THEATRE CO supports the Blue Knot Foundation with an additional performance, SATURDAY 13 OCTOBER at 1.00 pm. Proceeds of this Saturday's matinee will be used to provide support, education and resources for the families and communities of adult survivors of childhood trauma.

This show will be followed by a panel discussion with special guest Associate Professor Rita Shackel of the University of Sydney, along with director and cast.

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#KXTCrossroads: where art + community meet.