CASTING CALL ~ THE LADEN TABLE
Through November 2016 amazing team of women as part of the INVISIBLE CIRCUS & the Sideshows, presented by bAKEHOUSE Theatre Co, Siren Theatre, the Impending Room & Priscilla Jackman. An army of women working together to present three plays in rep, three plays in development, open rehearsals, art exhibitions, music, forums and panel discussions. You really should get along to Kings Cross in November:
click this link for INVISIBLE CIRCUS
and this link for THE SIDESHOWS
Earlier in the year we had the privilege of hosting SOME COMPANY, directed by Rachel Chant with a vast production and design team of 9 women (and Nate Edmondson...) It was a wonderful season of a wonderful play and we had a theatre full of creative and inspiring women delivering a gentle story of a family in flux in a beautiful way.
Throughout 2016 KXT exceeded gender parity. By the end of the year we will have played host to:
- 17 producers who happen to be women
- 11 directors who happen to be women
- 10 writers who happen to be women
Our artistic team is one half woman, so...of course
There are a stack of amazing women making amazing work. We've met some of them, certainly heard about a lot more. And we wanted to set some time aside at KXT to celebrate this work. And to make sure that their work was part of a broader conversation: let's make note of the fact that this particular amazing show was delivered by and amazing team of women. Or lead be this particular brilliant woman.
We'd like to make sure that we're recognising the talented women who are making the work.
We'd like to have a conversation about the empowerment and celebration of women in the arts. We'd like us all to set targets.
We shouldn't have to.
But we need to.
bAKEHOUSE THEATRE COMPANY presents KXT - KINGS CROSS THEATRE
STEP UP - KXT'S EMERGING ARTIST PROGRAM
bAKEHOUSE is proud of its long history of working with emerging artists and championing new work. As part of the 2016 Sydney Fringe program, September at KXT is all about emerging artists: Atlantis with first time director Kit Bennett presented by subtlenuance (6 - 10 September) ; Transience a new work by Clare Hennessy presented by emerging indie company Left of Centre (13 - 18 September); Performance Platforms Tess De Quincey works with a company of young dance artists (September 26 - October 1).
The Kings Collective in association with bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company presents
AFTER THE END
by Dennis Kelly
Directed by Michael Abercrombie
With Grace Victoria and Joshua Brennan
8 - 22 November
They were all in the pub when the explosion happened. Louise wakes up to find herself trapped with Mark, who has saved her life. Mark is always prepared for the worst and has everything he thinks they will need to survive; tinned chilli, Dungeons and Dragons and a knife - now all they need to do is to wait until it's safe to go outside. Can they survive the attack? Can they survive each other?
AND AFTER THAT...
Two of Sydney's most daring and influential theatre-makers, Kate Gaul and Suzanne Millar, have joined forces to create Invisible Circus - a season of plays, performances and provocations written and directed by Australian women.
Kate Gaul directs Good with Maps by Nöelle Janaszweska. Cathy Hunt directs Jessica Tuckwell’s Tiny Remarkable Bramble. Priscilla Jackman with Sunny Grace present their new work The Angelica Complex. Suzanne Millar presents the Sideshows: open rehearsals and produced readings of The Laden Table, Freefallingand Jatinga. There'll be special events, heaps of conversations, and art and music
Keep an eye out for Elijah Williams, who has gone from Gabriel in our hit production of Black Jesus to Sport for Jove's Antigone. Congratulations to Michael Dean (Visiting Hours and His Dark Materials) who teamed up with the awesomely talented Michael Cullen (Metamorphoses) to bring The Greatest Corn Chip in the Universe to the Sydney Fringe. Dorian Nkono (Moyo in Black Jesus) is appearing in The Faithful Servant at The Street Theatre in Canberra. Yael Crishna (Jatinga) hits The Parks New Festival this month. Spare a thought for Yalin Ozucelik, James Lugton and Alice Keohavong - they've been on the road for a long time but are about to bring Bell Shakespeare's Othello to Sydney!
LONG WEEKEND: PRODUCING BOOTCAMP WITH KATE GAUL
12 hours over 2 days of good oil for all of those who need to come to grips with the ins and outs of producing (especially ARTISTS who want to get that show ON). Led by Kate Gaul who has successfully produced the work of Siren Theatre Co since 1997! These are hands-on sessions - you will come away with a plan.
Here's some free stuff from our mates:
2 double passes to Tess de Quincey's Performance Platforms, Saturday October 1 at 7:00pm.
2 double passes to After The End presented by The Kings Collective, Friday October 7 at 8:00pm. YES PLEASE!
We've been able to get KXT up and running in 2016 with the support of Solotel and Kings Cross Hotel, and the incredible generosity of many artists. We’d like to thank Elliot, Lloyd and the KX Hotel team, Left Bank Wines, Jaipur Assets Management, LBW Trust and Education and Learning Foundation – ELF.
And of course a huge thankyou to the legends at Mandylights, who installed our kickass rig and then sponsored our SOLD OUT season of the original bAKEHOUSE immersive theatre production, VISITING HOURS, running through June as part of Vivid Sydney.
Our website was in serious need of an upgrade! It took some time, let me tell you... There was a lot of material in the old vault, a lot of rubbish under the carpet, a lot of blood under the bridge. Like reality-TV hoarders, we didn't want to throw anything away. So we needed serious help!
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