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Storytellers Festival 13 - 25 August

a 2-week pop-up celebration of playwrights and words. the presentation of full length plays, small pieces of writing, and special events | CURATED BY Joanna Erskine

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SPOTLIGHT

Full-length, unproduced plays at, or close to, final draft stage.

The Poison Mother by Van Badham | Saturday 18 August 7.30 pm + Thursday 23 August 7.30 pm

Lives fallout after a nuclear accident

Dir: Anthony Skuse With: Monica Sayers, Renee Lim, John Gomez Goodway

  

The Corporeal Restructure of Eva de Nave by Emma Gibson | Thursday 16 August 7.30 pm + Saturday 25 August 3.00 pm

a taut and absurd tale about the cult of 'busy'

Dir: Sophie Kelly With: Deborah Galanos, Ella Watson Russell, Violette Ayad, Kellie Jones, Danielle McKinnon

 

Kangaroo by Miranda Gott | Saturday 18 August 3.00 pm + Wednesday 22 August 7.30 pm

Australian Gothic from Regional NSW

Dir: Bec Rusell With: Sandra Eldridge, Laurence Coy, Eleni Casimatis


HOUSE LIGHTS

Small pieces to share. It could be a scene, a short play, a song, a monologue, something that got cut from another work and has yet to find a home

Sex & Strangers

TUESDAY 14 AUGUST 7.30 PM + FRIDAY 24 AUGUST 7.30 PM

First meetings, old acquaintances, pleasure and pain. Featuring excerpts from: 

Teeth Marks by Craig Brush

Omar and Dawn by James Elazzi

44 Sex Acts in One Week by David Finnigan

The Cuddle Parlour by Emma Gibson

Slow Burn by Alison Rooke

Teenage Wildlife by Phillip Rouse

The Park by Simon Thomson

Dir: Kim Hardwick, Joanna Erskine, Lex Marinos, Dino Dimitriadis, Janine Watson

With: Lex Marinos, Liz Alexander, John Derum, Mansoor Noor, Maggie Blinco, Janine Watson, Bardiya McKinnon, Eloise Snape, Rowan Davie, Owen Little, Danny Ball, Melissa Kahmaran, Andrew Lindquist, Antony Slater


Mother Tongue

FRIDAY 17 AUGUST 7.30 PM

A night of powerful female voices. Featuring excerpts from:

Public Mischief by Zoe Hogan

The Three Graces by Laura Lethlean

The Reclamation by Lana Morgan

Percy/Nola by Seymour Nixen

People Inside Me by Katie Pollock

Dear Dolly Doctor by Tresa Ponnor

Hairworm by Emma Wright

Dir: Tessa Leong, Jess Davis, Tresa Ponnor, Rebecca Clarke, Seymour Nixen, Lana Morgan

With: Louise Mignone; Aanisa Vylet, Laura Djanegara, Suz Mawer, Jessica Paterson, Melssa Hume, Jess-Belle Keogh, Kirsty Keogh, Michelle Ny, Tresa Ponnor, Rebecca Clarke, Yana Taylor


New Worlds

TUESDAY 21 AUGUST 7.30 PM

Leaps into the unknown, the shock of the new. Featuring excerpts from:

Lifesaving by Iam Bahkt

At Play in the Fields of the Hippos by Colette F. Keen

Tsunami by Ned Manning

Orange Thrower by Kirsty Marillier

The Grocer by Jordan Shea

19 45 by Amber Spooner

Dir: Claudia Barrie, Dino Dimitriadis, Tim McGarry

Cast includes: Tim McGarry, Aanisa Vylet, Paul Reichstein, Jenevieve Change more to be announced


SPECIAL EVENTS

SUNDAY 19 AUGUST 5.00 PM

the KXTeethcutting team LET LOOSE. Directed by KIM HARDWICK and facilitated by DANNY BALL & HUGO KOHNE

++ FREE ++

SATURDAY 25 AUGUST 7.30 PM 

PLAY YOUR WAY | A suitably crazy celebration to close out the festival. Playwrights gone wild

  

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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.