bAKEHOUSE THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES A HUGE 2018 FOR KXT

Since its launch as an exciting new theatre space in 2015, KXT – Kings Cross Theatre has been renowned for showcasing new, risky and exceptional theatre. In 2018, the dynamic theatre company behind the programming for KXT, bAKEHOUSE, will continue their commitment to presenting works driven by diversity, gender equity and exciting collaboration.

2018 is KXT’s year of theatre for change. The season has been carefully curated to showcase some of the city’s most accomplished independent theatre makers while also featuring the work of our most promising directors. It includes five world-premieres, nine Australian premieres, five new works from Australian writers, and the development of new works by nine writers. bAKEHOUSE continues its radical community engagement with two major social justice programs developed from community collaborations working in partnership with two NGOs.

Kicking off the season in January is Will O’Mahoney’s Tonsils and Tweezers directed by Jack Rabbit’s Michael Abercromby, followed by highlights including Enda Walsh’s The Walworth Farce directed by Kim Hardwick for Workhorse Theatre Company; Clare Barron’s You Got Older directed by Claudia Barrie for Mad March Hare returning after her 2017 smash hit Dry Land; and the premiere of Justin Fleming’s Dresden, directed by Suzanne Millar for bAKEHOUSE and starring Yalin Ozucelik as Adolf Hitler.
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KXT champions cultural diversity with the Pidgin Project’s ambitious production of Daniel Keene’s The Serpent’s Teeth directed by internationally renowned leader in intracultural theatre, UK based Kristine Landon-Smith. While Human Activity, Katie Pollock’s response to 2017’s Jatinga, receives development ahead of production in 2019.

The 2018 season includes a stellar list of Sydney’s most dynamic directors including Shaun Rennie with Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist, Erin Taylor with A Girl is a Half Formed Thing and Alastair Clarke with Ironbound. While exciting young artists in the season include Lucy Clements directing Yen, Jessica Arthur directing Laura Lethlean’s new work Two Hearts, Rebecca Blake and Amy Morcom with a first staging of Rotterdam and Carissa Licciardello alongside Gretal Vella with The Hysteric.

THE-HYSTERIC

A must-see in the season, bAKEHOUSE will partner with Solotel and KX Hotel to present a trilogy of large scale immersive theatre events staged across multiple levels of the hotel. Led by Co-Artistic Director of bAKEHOUSE, John Harrison, the productions are the return of Visiting Hours, KX Ultra (part of Vivid Sydney) and Armistice, commemorating a century since the end of the first World War.

Rounding out the huge year will be new work StoryLines, developed in partnership with award-winning NGO, Cana Community. StoryLines is a platform providing a voice to some of our most marginalised and alienated, and will see Cana Community members paired with writers and actors to develop powerful works for the KXT stage in December.

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In 2018, bAKEHOUSE invests into the future with their Step Up Program, supporting 15 young artists, nine writers and six developments. In addition, bAKEHOUSE has partnered with Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre to offer a writer’s residency to a promising young writer from the Liverpool area to develop a new work for the stage in 2019.

Co-Artistic Director of bAKEHOUSE, Suzanne Millar said, “bAKEHOUSE is so proud of the incredible growth of KXT. It’s developed into an exciting venue that’s both accessible and affordable, invested in the sustainability of independent companies and artists, and known for works of excellence. We’re looking forward to another year of theatre for change.

 

KXT 2018 Season

8th to 28th Jan
Tonsils and Tweezers by Will O’Mahoney
Presented by JackRabbit and Directed by Michael Abercromby


4th to 18th Feb    

Visiting Hours follow up appointment
Presented by bAKEHOUSE theatre company in partnership with KX Hotel
Creative Director John Harrison


19th Feb to 11th Mar

KXT Mardi Gras program includes
Are We Awake by Charles O’Grady with Daniel Monks
Being Dead (Don Quixote) by Kerith Manderson-Galvin


5th Mar to 1st April

Step Up Festival: developments, productions and showcases from some of Sydney’s most exciting emerging talent including:
Rotterdam in development with Rebecca Blake
DNA by Denis Kelly presented by Last One Standing Theatre, a radical restaging from Fringe


2nd to 22nd April

A Girl is a Half Formed Thing by Annie Ryan
Presented by Brevity Theatre and Directed by Erin Taylor

 

23rd April to 13th May
Youth & Destination
by James Raggatt
Presented and Directed by James Raggatt

 

14th May to 10th June
The Walworth Farce by Enda Walsh
Presented by Workhorse Theatre Co and Directed by Kim Hardwick

 

28th May to 10th June
KX Ultra
Presented by bAKEHOUSE theatre company in partnership with KX Hotel for Vivid
Creative Director John Harrison


11th June to 8th July
Dresden by Justin Fleming
Presented by bAKEHOUSE Theatre and Directed by Suzanne Millar, with Yalin Ozucelik as Adolf Hitler

 

9th July to 5th Aug
You Got Older by Clare Barron
Presented by Mad March Hare and Directed by Claudia Barrie

 

6th to 26th Aug
Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist by Byron Lane
Presented by Oriel Entertainment and Directed by Shaun Rennie with Ben Gerrard

 

27th Aug to 16th Sept
Ironbound by Martyna Majok
Presented by An Assorted Few and Directed by Alastair Clarke


24th Sept to 14th Oct

Yen by Anna Jordan
Presented by New Ghosts and Directed by Lucy Clements


15th Oct to 4th Nov

Two Hearts by Laura Lethlean
Presented by The Anchor and Directed by Jessica Arthur


1st to 11th Nov

Armistice
Presented by bAKEHOUSE theatre company in partnership with KX Hotel
Creative Director John Harrison


5th to 25th Nov

The Serpent’s Teeth by Daniel Keene
Presented by The Pidgin Project and Directed by Kristine Landon-Smith


26th Nov to 2nd Dec

Storylines
Presented by bAKEHOUSE in partnership with Cana Community


3rd to 16th Dec

The Hysteric by Gretel Vella
Presented by Glitterbomb and Directed by Carissa Licciardello

 

www.bakehousetheatrecompany.com.au

www.kingsxtheatre.com/2018

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