since 2016 bAKEHOUSE has been has worked with companies at KXT bAKEHOUSE to raise awareness and funds for an extraordinary number of Not For Profits and Community based organisations.
KXT CROSSROADS where art + community meet
with thanks to the City of Sydney for their support
AHEAD: April 2019 A SCATTERING OF ASH + May / June 2019 LILLY’S DINER MORE TBC
SUNDAY 24 FEBRUARY
From 6.00 pm on the QUEENS CROSS HOTEL Rooftop
HI-JACKED RABBIT LAUNCHES
featuring the Dollar Bin Darlings and Kween Kwong
Celebrating Mardi Gras
THURSDAY 14 FEBRUARY
following on from the 7.30 performance
QUEER WRITERS IN CONVERSATION
ANTHONY SKUSE speaks with special guests
Jen Silverman + Lachlan Philpott + Miranda Aguilar
presented by Green Door Theatre
in partnership with PLAYWRITING AUSTRALIA with thanks to SIREN THEATRE
TUESDAY 15 JANUARY 2019
MEDICINE, MAGIC & MURDER
a part of the KXT CROSSROADS PROGRAM
part Drunk History... part TED talk and BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
first staged as a part of the KXT PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT series in September 2018
“Thoroughly engrossing, and altogether everything that an evening with a difference should be … a shame it was only for one night! You must absolutely do it again. Such a joy!”
SUNDAY 18 NOVEMBER
A FREE EVENT following the 5.00 pm PERFORMANCE of
The Serpent’s Teeth by Daniel Keene
bAKEHOUSE presents a special cast Q&A
CRACKS IN THE WALL
from funding bodies to major arts organisations, everyone is talking about the need for increased diversity in the arts - and everyone claims to be doing their bit to support the cause. But how far have we come, really? And how much more is there still to do. Come hear from the cast of Daniel Keene’s The Serpent’s Teeth as they share their experiences and thoughts on the long held barriers to inclusive participation in the arts.
Danny Ball, Bernadette Fam, Phoebe Grainer, Nicholas Hasemann, Lisa Huyhn, Badaidilaga Maftuh-Flynn, Steven Menteith, Jillian Nguyen, Angela Sullen, Jens Radda, Joseph Raggatt, Saleh Saqqaf, Chloe Schwank, Louis Segeuir, Ross Sharp
FACILITATOR: bAKEHOUSE AD & Creative Director of KXT Suzanne Millar
with thanks to Hasemann, Ball & Radda
Saturday 13 October at 1.00 pm
NEW GHOSTS THEATRE COMPANY presents a special performance of YEN by Anna Jordan a fundraiser for
THE BLUE KNOT FOUNDATION
and following on from the performance hear special guest Associate Professor Rita Shackel from the University of Sydney currently researching legal and justice processes with a specific focus on access to justice for children and women. Professor Shackel will be speaking with director Lucy Clements, alongside the cast of YEN
KNIT TOGETHER | SUNDAY 29 JULY
following on from the 5.00 pm matinee performance of YOU GOT OLDER by Clare Barron
a tidal wave hits patients and their families when cancer strikes. Join our panel for a CONVERSATION about the ways families cope with the issues they face, and how families KNIT TOGETHER. Is knitting somebody a sweater as thoughtful as it sounds?
Mandy Goldman | President, Cancer Counselling Professionals
Dr John Leyden | Founder & Chairman, The Unicorn Foundation
Claudia Barrie | Artistic Director, Mad March Hare Theatre
MODERATOR | Suzanne Millar, Artistic Director bAKEHOUSE Theatre
REHEARSAL ARTIST | MIRI BADGER
WEDNESDAY 13 JUNE
MIRI BADGER dropped into a rehearsal at KXT for Dresden. She spent the time sketching actors, characters and scenes. We're looking forward to sharing her work later in the year: keep an eye out for news of her exhibition.
Miri Badger is a Sydney based visual artist who creates predominately figurative paintings. Utilising a highly-saturated colour pallet and assertively flat brushstrokes to render form, her chosen subject matter stems from an investigation of uncanny human interaction and psyche. This is manifested in awkward scenarios played out in ambiguous space. The amalgamation of seemingly mismatched objects contributes to an unusual mixture of pathos and eerie amusement in her paintings.
In 2017 Badger (b.1996) graduated from National Art School with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and 2018 she completed a series of commission painting for the Sydney Opera House in affiliation with Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin. She has participated in group shows such as 'MENAGE' at Studio W in Woolloomooloo ‘GRIDLOCK’ at the Reiner Hoff Space and ‘Mighty Dux’ at the National Art School Stairwell Gallery, as well as her solo Exhibition ‘NOGGIN’ at 212 Blue in Sydney. Alongside her traditional studio practice, Badger contributes her art work to an array of human rights publications including Court of Conscience, and has created large scale mural works in Sydney and Melbourne.
NOW | fundraiser + post show event
sunday 15 april, 2018 | freE
following on from the 5.00 pm matinee performance of A GIRL IS A HALF-FORMED THING
50% from the sale of all tickets sold donated to NOW, a non-profit, non-partisan organisation for people across all industries who have been sexually harassed, assaulted or intimidated.
Last year, journalist Tracey Spicer asked Australians working in the media to contact her with their #MeToo stories. The responses she received – more than 1600 – came from all around Australia, across industries and backgrounds.
Many of them expressed the shame and fear that kept them from speaking out earlier.
#metoo is the movement NOW is the moment
Amy Maiden | ATYP General Manager & NOW Founding Member
Erin Taylor | Director, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing
Emma Diaz | producer, AYA Productions
Brenna Harding | Actor, Moonlight Feminists
Suzanne Millar | AD bAKEHOUSE Theatre
UPSTART | a trial
tuesday 27 march, 2018 7.30 pm | FREE
new ideas and experiments from some of Sydney’s most exciting emerging artists. a testing ground for theatre in its early stages
bAKEHOUSE is committed to keeping KXT accessible: so we're trialing an idea: and taking our first Steps with the KXT Emerging Artist team. Come taste a few morsels from Rebecca Blake, Beth McMullen, Kate Walder, Tabitha Woo, Hannah Goodwin, Pippa Ellams and host Jessica Adie. It'll be fun, fast and furiously laid back. and FREE Upstart is a part of the Step Up Festival
this is your opportunity to check out the start of something big * to pass along some feedback * to be a part of the conversation. We're aiming to make UPSTART a regular event, an opportunity for artists from any- and everywhere. We're grateful to the Step Up team for jumping on board for this trial, and we're looking forward to sorting out the format, makin plans and opening the doors.
THE STEP UP FESTIVAL | MARCH 2018
The Next Big Thing.
Come meet our Step Up team and take a peek at their work. Discover new plays in development. Take a first glance at the work of some of Sydney's newest and most exciting emerging artists: writers, directors, producers, designers all testing their wings.
At KXT we're investing in risk.
THE TIPPING POINT | NIGHT SLOWS DOWN
SUNDAY 5.00 PM *** 26 NOVEMBER, 2017
A conversation with Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
with global warming causing the bleaching of our coral reefs, rising sea levels and an alarming tilt to the earth's axis, it seems that we are on the verge of the next great mass extinction. Are we on the list? Are our days numbered?
Iconic writer and presenter Dr Karl Kruszelnicki speaks about the state of the planet and how we can fix the mess. According to Dr Karl the technology for our salvation already exists. We just need the will to roll up our sleeves and get started.
following on from the 5.00 pm matinee of NIGHT SLOWS DOWN
A DEATH SENTENCE | Durational Performance
14 october, 2017
MKA + Doppelgangster present a non-stop, eight hour pre-execution final statement. | 8am - 5pm Doors remain open to spectators | Come and go as you please
featuring hours of real final statements from executed prisoners, from those who took their own lives, to the final lines of cancelled tv shows, & a whole lot more. Performed by Tobias Manderson-Galvin (MKA/Doppelgangster), Grace Lauer (Germany), Dr Tom Payne (UK), Ruby Donohoe (NYC) and a collection of Sydney's most likely to...
It's 100 years to the day since Mata Hari's execution by firing squad. 63 years since 'The Desert Fox' chose cyanide over a public treason trial. Two years since Licho Escamilla was murdered by the state of Texas. It's about 8 months since an ex-lover messaged saying never to text again or the police would be called. 11 years since I was fired from my first job for calling 'A Current Affair'. It's almost the last day we have left...
ON THE EDGE | American Beauty Shop
10 september, 2017
We like to think there's an Australian safety net, a buffer from the vagaries of the market economy. With the minimum wage facing cutbacks in the US, what do working families do to make ends meet? How do they pay for housing, healthcare and education on $7.70 an hour? And in Australia, with the govt moving on penalty rates and increased scrutiny of social welfare, how far are our poorest families from the poverty line? Join our panel in conversation about What's at Stake in Dana Lynn-Formby's American Beauty Shop
JULIE SNEDDON | CEO Cana Communities
DR THOMAS ADAMS | Dept of History & US Studies Centre,Sydney Uni
ANNA McGRATH | Director, American Beauty Shop
SUZANNE MILLAR, Moderator | Artistic Director bAKEHOUSE
The Great Attractor #2 | De Quincey Co
If you want something gloriously unorthodox… a focus on listening and seeing that is simple, delightful and captivating… then these guys are for you. This is a rare opportunity to see and hear two remarkable Melbourne artists perform together in Sydney. It’s spellbinding for all ages – bring your children too!
Two ‘holy fools’ investigate a pile of objects and materials and disassembled musical instruments. They reorganise, reshape and reimagine it. They gaffer it into gigantic shapes, play with it, motorise it.
Sounds Like Movement is an installation, a capillary system of breaths and sounds, a machine; a recycling centre where matter transforms, crumbles, changes into light and dances with humans. Idiosyncratic, interactive, strange, surprising and gently funny, Sounds Like Movement invites you to take the pulse of everyday materials like plastic tubing, paper, toys, fishing rods and crumbling polystyrene.
Dale Gorfinkel and Peter Fraser treat Sounds Like Movement as a band devoted to the experience of listening. It can include kinetic sound sculptures, noise-making clothes, footpump-powered modified trumpets, automated vibraphone and human-sized origami. Absurd, curious and playful, their work invites audiences of all ages to tune into the wonderful friendship of sound and movement.
The Deep End | Dry Land by Ruby Rae Spiegel
13 August, 2017
"a public reckoning with the experience of being a young woman & how we place women in crisis" Time Out
DRY LAND by Ruby Rae Spiegel | presented by Outhouse Theatre Co & Mad March Hare
Abortion rights rollback in the United States. Violence and abuse at private clinics. Legislation to decriminalise abortion voted down in the NSW Parliamnt. And in third world nations, lack of access to reproductive choices leads to the subjugation and abuse of women. On Sunday 13 August, following on from the 5pm matinee at KXT - Kings Cross Theatre, come join our panel in conversation about what's at stake in DRY LAND
Bethany Sheehan | founder My Body My Right
Dr Philip Goldstone | Medical Director, Marie Stopes, Australia
Claudia Barrie | Director, DRY LAND
Suzanne Millar (Moderator) | Artistic Director, bAKEHOUSE
Just listen | bAKEHOUSE
19 MARCH, 2017
On Sunday March 19, the audience of bAKEHOUSE's sold-out, critically-acclaimed season of THE LADEN TABLE gathered around for a post show discussion with the cast and crew, as well as a panel of very special guests, to listen to a conversation about the genesis of the play and the issues raised by THE LADEN TABLE.
Yvonne Percuk & Nur Alam | Writers, The Laden Table
Suzanne Millar | Director, The Laden Table
Nadyat el Gawley | ABC Radio Producer
Donna Jacob-Sife | Together for Humanity
Gerard Hammond | RAN Systems Engineer, Mine Warfare & Clearance
Invisible Circus SIDESHOWS | bAKEHOUSE
Developments, presentations and provocations curated by bAKEHOUSE Co-Artistic Director Suzanne Millar.
THE LADEN TABLE – a produced reading of a brave piece of writing challenging ‘dinner table racism’ played to packed houses over 3 nights at ICE in 2014. With the divisive rhetoric of Trump and the constant surprise of Pauline in public office, this is about as topical as it gets.
FREEFALLING – early stage development, with a creative team of Renee Lim, Clare Hennessy, Carissa Licciardello and Beverly Callow. We’re still exploring the possibilities of a work that examines a life lived on the outside of normal, with a particular look at diversity and issues of mental health. With just a smackerel of Winnie the Pooh...
JATINGA – an international co-production and part of the broader bACE Mumbai project building relationships between artists in Sydney & Mumbai. Jatinga is a bAKEHOUSE commission highlighting our work in Kamathipura, Mumbai - Asia's oldest and largest red light district. We'll be joined by award-wining Mumbai-based playwright Purva Naresh as part of the bAKEHOUSE Cultural Exchange.
A series of open rehearsals, produced readings, rooftop jazz with Rose Costi & Friends; and 2 special panels Women In The Arts Making a Difference on the Streets featuring Purva Naresh, writers from the Abe's Babes Collective, bAKEHOUSE Artistic Director Suzanne Millar, documentary maker Liz Courtenay and hosted by special guest Mike Coward.
Visiting Hours | bAKEHOUSE does Vivid
Out of Africa | a conversation with the cast of Black Jesus
SUNDAY MAY 15
Following the 5pm performance of Black Jesus, this Chesterfield conversation offers audiences a chance to connect with the extraordinary cast of Black Jesus. Gather around the couch to hear their thoughts and reflections on the play, stories of their families' journeys to Australia, and their opinion of the state of play in Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Uganda. Afterwards, join our production drummer on stage for a session of traditional music - a celebration of African drumming from those who know it best!
The Great Attractor #1 | March 20
de Quincey Co in partnership with bAKEHOUSE present an evening of collaboration between artists Tess de Quincey, Jim Denley, Amanda Stewart, Vsevolod Vlaskine.
Noli Mi Tangere | March 12
A musical in development, based on Jose Rival's classic novel, with a Filipino-Australian cast. Music by Allan McFadden, book by Peter Fleming.
The Choir of St James| March 6
The heavenly voices of one of Australia's best choirs, up close and personal.
Elegies: A Song Cycle | Mardi Gras
march 1- 3
Presented by LindaSings, the Sydney Premiere of the musical by Tony Award-winning William Finn.
An extraordinary cast of 3 men and 2 women celebrate the lives of family & friends, lovers & pets as well as remembering those lost on September 11, 2001. Always engaging, often hilarious and at times devastating, Finn's songs have a way of intimately connecting with audiences and reminding us of life's infinite joys.
Kin - in development | Mardi Gras
A new play by award-winning playwright Catherine McKinnon, with a post-show discussion panel featuring Paul Capsis.