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Storytellers Festival is 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


SPOTLIGHTS

FEATURED SHOWCASES

Son of Byblos by James Elazzi • Rage Room by Angus Evans • Keeping Time by Sophia Davidson Gluyas & Max Hopwood • The Greer Effect by Vanessa O'Neill • You're Not Special by Sam O'Sullivan • Help Yourself by Keziah Warner • The Chair Light as a Feather by Andrew Lindsay

WHEN: Various • check booking link


HOUSELIGHTS

featured excerpts from

TIES THAT BIND

Tales of inescapable human connections

The World According to Jerry by Xavier Coy • New Gods by Mark Langham • I Think I Hate Myself by Jasper Lee-Lindsay • Karma by Michelle Morgan • Crocodiles by Vidya Rajan • Lilac by Jackson Used

WHEN: Thursday 29 August 7.30 pm • Thursday 5 September 7.30 pm


MOTHER TONGUE

A powerful night of female voices and stories

Stella Started It by Donna Abela • Dead Skin by Laneikka Denne • Tower Living by Hannah Grant • The Witch by Alison Rooke • Tampax? by Chloe Schwank • The Princess Party by Samira Spring • History by Lily Stewart

WHEN:: Friday 30 August 7.30 pm • Wednesday 4 September 7.30 pm


REINVENTIONS

 New stories inspired by classic works

Factory by Christopher Bryant (after Marat/Sade) • The Starchitect by Emma Gibson (afterThe Master Builder) • (We Ate) The Poisoned Apple by Lana Morgan (after The Twelve Dancing Princesses)

WHEN: Saturday 31 August 3.00 pm • Friday 6 September 7.30 pm


SPECIAL EVENTS

LAUNCH NIGHT & INDUSTRY NETWORKING

A taster of new work from Festival writers ++ a networking night for writers and industry on the KX Hotel rooftop.

WHEN: Wednesday 28 August 7.30 pm

CLOSING NIGHT - FIRST OR WORST

Australia’s great writers share their s#!t for one night only. A hilarious night of writing that has deliberately been kept from public view, until now. Performed by a stellar cast, this is writing never to be seen again. Seriously.

WHEN: Saturday 7 September 7.30 pm

Those pages in the ‘bottom drawer.’ That play you wrote five years ago that still hasn’t been picked up. That monologue you loved that got cut a week before the production because it didn’t propel the story forward. Killed darlings. Buds never blossomed. Every writer has them, tucked away, whether just starting out or a veteran of the stage: Fragments of stories that didn’t make it, or haven’t made it yet; fragments that won’t exist if they are not seen or heard.


Doors open 7:00 for a 7:30pm start

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.