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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.

INJEST by Georgina Adamson


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

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

Dir: Hannah Goodwin With: Alex Francis & Tasha O’Brien

"There’s a confidence at work here... with dialogue crackling with truth and insight" - Time Out


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?"

"Under Barrie, you can feel every tiny bump like it happened inside your gut... She gives us the gift of both compassion and foreboding; we know it’s not going to end well, but we hope it does" Cassie Tongue, Time Out Sydney

"Kelly's black humour glitters... Barrie's 11-strong cast is excellent" Jason Blake, Audrey Journal

"conveyed with power and clarity" Suzy Wrong, Suzy Goes See

Directed by: Claudia Barrie

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

production imagery: Clare Hawley

Set Design: Ella Butler; Sound Design: Sean van Doornum; Lighting Design: Liam O'Keefe Stage Manager: Rebecca Waters Photography: Clare Hawley Produced by: Bardiya McKinnon & Alyssa Stevenson


tuesday 27 march 7.30 pm | FREE

New ideas, now work, the start of something special curated by Jessica Adie

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