bAKEHOUSE has long committed to the development and support of new work. Since launching KXT we have premiered 8 new plays, including the world premiere of Philip Rouse’s first full length play Night Slows Down, international collaboration with Jatinga by Purva Naresh and the exciting epic story of The Laden Table, an script in development for 8 years. The partnership of playwright Justin Fleming and director Suzanne Millar has brought to life some of our most exciting work including acclaimed seasons of Junction (TRS 2012), His Mother’s Voice (ATYP 2104) and Dresden (KXT 2018). New work at bAKEHOUSE is generally large-cast, epic in scale, and built in partnership with community, often creating a platform for diverse and unheard stories.


at KXT, bAKEHOUSE invests in the development of new work. World Premieres showcased at KXT include YOUTH + DESTINATION by James Raggett, A LITTLE PIECE OF ASH by Megan Wilding, THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER by Little Eggs, PUNTILLA / MATTI by MKA, TWO HEARTS by Laura Lethlean, BETWEEN THE STREETLIGHT & THE MOON by Melita Rowston and more

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

OMAR AND DAWN by James Elazzi was first showcased as a part of the HouseLights program in Storytellers 2018. In 2019 James’ play has a season at KXT directed by Dino Dimitriadis and produced by Apocalypse Theatre & Green Door

with the WRITE UP festival KXT is supporting the further development of new work by opening the doors to the new popup space in the hotel’s BORDELLO Room as part of the KXTPOPUPSTAIRS program. we’re welcoming in a bunch of theatre makers and offering up time to a heap of new works all at various stages of early development.


featured in WRITE UP was the launch of NEW GHOSTS Theatre’s IGNITE program, running at KXT in December 2019, creating new work for women by women. Featuring the development and showcasing of 4 new plays by some of our most exciting young writers: GIRL BAND by Katy Warner JOAN by Natesha Somasundaram RUPTURED by Ciella Williams PSYCHOPATH by Gretel Vella

images from the Ignite launch by Clare Hawley images from the development of But You Don’t Look Sick by Sylvia Keays

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