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SEPTEMBER 2019

in KXT and the BORDELLO

CURATED BY Jodi Rabinowitz & Charlie Vaux

PRESENTED BY the KXT Step Up team

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

ARTHUR & MARILYN by Jasper Lee-Lindsay

“Absolutely engrossing characters... a script that neatly tackles the delicate material with engagement and vitality”

- Sydney Arts Guide

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After it's successful short season, 'Arthur & Marilyn' returns for a staged reading as part of KXT's Step Up Festival. With Meg Hyeronimus returning, and the talents of actor Steven Ljubovic and director Rebecca Blake joining the team, this special event will bring the relationship between these two icons into the spotlight... and question what is true.

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SWISS ARMY MAN by Jasper Lee-Lindsay

A day for creativity where we'll be dancing, singing songs, playing with garbage, and figuring out how to talk and act like a corpse. All to see the potential of Swiss Army Man on stage. It's absolutely FREE, easy breezy fun. Stay for 10 minutes or the whole day. I'd love to get as many creative minds as I can to create something magnificently weird.

SKETCH IT OUT by Hannah Fulton

an early showcase of brand new sketch material written by Hannah Grace Fulton while she studied comedy writing at The Second City in Chicago in July. Playing as part of the KXT Step Up Festival. Featuring: Hannah Grace Fulton, Clare Cavanagh, Sam Kluge, Francisco Lopez, Kimberley Greaves and Alicia Dulnuan-Demou.

Its scrpt in hand so its !! FREE !! click link to book your spot

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AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE NINE MISSING SUNS

by Nicole Pingon

IN THE GLASSHOUSE

Head upstairs to the KX Hotel Glasshouse to join Nicole in discussion and devising of this earthy investigation into what climate crisis means to us today, our relationship with mythology and storytelling, and how they are intertwined.

The lights will be out, and the outcomes will depend on you.

- FREE - take the lift to rooftop and follow the signs

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SUPERPOSITION 2089 by Theo Murray

presented by Jodi Rabinowitz

The year is 2089, and new technology has allowed us to see into other possible worlds. It just so happens that these contain other Theos, who come together to perform this one-man-many-man-show! This weird, frantic, musical sketch show utilises a lot of tech to deliver you simply too much Theo Murray.

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STEP UP SHORTS a double bill by Jules Orcullo + Jasper Lee-Lindsay

AUSSIE KIDS ARE WEET-BIX KIDS by Jules Orcullo


Jemima's a young woman who's a tiny bit shy and she needs your help to find her voice again. Brush up on your classic Aussie TV jingles and loosen those vocal cords. Aussie Kids are Weet-Bix Kids is a wild ride through growing up Asian Australian in the 1990s.

FASIAN by Jasper Lee-Lindsay

Notorious WWI sniper, Billy Sing, is shot in battle and wakes up in a 2019 mixed race family home, where a dinner party is about to take place. What's Billy doing here? Who is this family? Who deserves to be 'Australian'? And is Peking Spaghetti an actual thing?

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UPSTART the Step Up Scratch Night

snippets of new work and small morsels of shows presented by the Step Up 2019 team.

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The Anthropocene by Lucia May [ dev ]

The Anthropocene = the current geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment. An eco-theatrical experience *in development* focused on creating a zero waste and clean energy show investigating our ecological footprint and responsibility.

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THE ACID TEST by Anya Reiss

a staged reading presented by Emily Buxton

an unruly comedy that thrusts parents and millennial's under one roof as they try to cope with the really annoying first world problems in life and begs the question: does age really equal maturity?


Tania Vukicevic with Emma Jackson, Maddy Stedman, Emily Buxton, Martin Jones

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BIPOC ARTISTS’ NIGHT presented by the Joy Offensive

A space for artists and art workers who are Black, Indigenous, and/or people of colour to meet, share, celebrate each other, be merry

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IN DEVELOPMENT

I’m Sorry For Your Loss by Emily Buxton ★ an exploration of female friendship ★ an interdisciplinary spoken word show in development by Bernadette Fam ★ Swiss Army Man by Jasper Lee-Lindsay ★ The Anthropocene by Lucia May ★ Reveal by Amy Sole ★ An Investigation into the Nine Missing Suns by Nicole Pingon

DOING by Amy Sole

PRESENTED BY PUDDLE OR POND

STAGED AT KXT

following a SOLD OUT season in the Bordello for POPUPSTAIRS, Doing heads into KXT. This restaging introduces an almost all new cast, further script developent and a flower fresh spin

Director Amy Sole

with Lex Marinos and Cameron Hutt; Meg Hyeronimus; Maddy Stedman; Francisco Lopez; Mikaela Beckett; Jordyn Fulcher


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SAMO IS DEAD by Jodi Rabinowitz

PRESENTED AT KXT

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.

a painfully real story of three young people trying to run away from their predetermined circumstances and make a life for themselves. How far would you go to avoid the 'same old shit'

Dir: Sophia Bryant with Georgia McGinness; Sam Fraser; Grace Stamnas


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NETWORKING DIFFERENTLY: Presented by Panimo

facilitated by Jodi Rabinowitz and Jack Walton

So many people in the creative industry rely on networking as a major contributor to getting jobs. However, other than in the foyer at an opening night there really isn’t much opportunity to meet other industry professionals. We want to help make networking easy and getting jobs as a creative that little bit easier.

Come to our first event where we celebrate the importance of creative work and meet new people.