In March 2018 we're dedicating a month to 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.
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DNA by Dennis Kelly | Last One Standing Theatre
15 - 24 march
When 10 teenagers in desperate need for approval do something inconceivable, will it tear them apart, will it drive them insane, or will someone come out of the shadows and give them all a way out?
DNA by Dennis Kelly takes you on an intimate journey into the twisted minds and lives of 10 British teenagers that will leave audiences asking themselves, "Is it right to protect the many at the expense of the individual?"
Directed by: Claudia Barrie; Produced by: Bardiya McKinnon & Alyssa Stevenson;
Set Design: Ella Butler; Sound Design: Sean van Doornum; Lighting Design: Liam O'Keefe
Stage Manager: Rebecca Waters Photography: Clare Hawley
With With: Millie Samuels, Bardiya McKinnon, Alex Malone, Emm Wiseman, Liam Nunan, Jane Watt, Jess-Belle Keogh, James Fraser, Alex Beauman, Holly Fraser and Jeremi Campese
INJEST by Georgina Adamson
presented by BITE PRODUCTIONS
27, 28, 29 MARCH
fast, funny and accessible, INJEST is a set menu of ridiculousness, using food to explore the questionable habits of society and pushing them to the grotesque. What’s for dinner? Sweat, blood, vomit? Would you like fries with that?
Director: Eve Beck
With Madelaine Osborn, Hudson Emery & Jesse Alston
26 - 29 MARCH
tuesday 27 march
New ideas, now work, the start of something special
stay tuned for announcements, events and small morsels from our STEP UP team: Amy Morcom; Beth McMullen; Derbail Kinsella; Elijah Williams; Eve Beck; Hannah Goodwin; Jessica Adie; Joshua McElroy; Julia McNamara; Kate Walder; Luke Carson; Rebecca Blake; Tabitha Woo; Tom Mesker; Trishala Sharma
STEP UP at KXT is supported by ATYP - Australian Theatre for Young People
The Carousel by Pippa Ellams
30 - 31 march
A new Australian play that explores the limits of unconditional love between sisters.
Christa and Jamie are sisters. Together they are embarking upon the treacherous transition between girlhood and womanhood. Christa wants Jamie to start living, Jamie refuses to leave the house.
The Carousel was shortlisted for the Rodney Seaborne Playwrights Award in 2015 and was developed at ArtsLab, Shopfront Arts Co-op’s residency program.
Recommended for ages 15+. Contains strong language and adult themes.
"There’s a confidence at work here... with dialogue crackling with truth and insight" - Time Out
Check back here for latest announcements
Rotterdam by Jon Brittain
in development 5 - 11 MARCH
Rotterdam. New Year’s Eve. Alice is anxiously running spell check for the millionth time before she sends the email to her parents telling them she’s gay. Just before she can send it, her girlfriend Fiona reveals that she identifies as a man. After seven years of working out how to confidently say “I’m gay”, Alice finds herself asking “Am I straight?” Alice and Fiona – now Adrian – must re-navigate their relationship, Dutch bars, families, and what it means to love a woman, a man, a person.
This Olivier Award-winning comedy tells a contemporary love story from a refreshing and intimate perspective, taking us on a very funny and very human ride through questions about gender, identity, family and love.
The Rotterdam development is a part of Mardi Gras at KXT
Directed by Rebecca Blake; Produced by Amy Morcom; With: Ella Prince; Travis Jeffery; Phoebe Lane; Bobbi-Jean Henning
COME TAKE A PEEK - 3.00 PM SUNDAY 11 MARCH AT KXT
A PART OF MARDI GRAS @ KXT
Please note that due to the arrangement of the theatre and the intimacy of the space, there is a lockout policy in place on all shows at KXT. Latecomers are not permitted to enter during the performance and there are no refunds/exchanges with regards to latecomers.