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