Undetermined Title - KXT
Two people, connected by an inescapable passion, attempt to navigate their deteriorating relationship during global annihilation. Undetermined Title is an absurdist play that investigates the destruction of the environment through overconsumption, the inevitability of death and the violent struggle for power.
Coram Boy - KXT
From the creative team behind Dresden, Jatinga, The Laden Table and Visiting Hours; with a cast of 15; and original music from Nate Edmondson alongside the stirring sounds of Handel's Messiah, bAKEHOUSE Theatre brings you an epic adventure, a gothic drama and the story of the enduring power of love.
Mercury Fur - KXT
Philip Ridley’s controversial play MERCURY FUR is a violent premonition of a terror stricken world where only the faintest heartbeat of humanity remains.
Set in a post-apocalyptic version of London's East End where gang violence and drugs terrorise the community, the protagonists are a gang of youths surviving by holding parties for wealthy clients in which their wildest, most amoral fantasies are brought to life. As the wheels start to fall off their slick operation, the gang ultimately have to decide how far they’ll go to save the ones they love and preserve their humanity.
The Climbing Tree - ATYP
THE CLIMBING TREE is a beautiful new work that examines what lies beneath the surface in a regional town. It is about the ‘authority’ teenagers are always answerable to and have been for centuries.
The story follows four teenagers connected one day by an unexpected incident. There’s nothing revolutionary in their actions, nothing extraordinary in their lives. But something goes wrong and one of them is forced to answer questions that could affect the rest of her life and everyone else’s. … But she is not alone.
Part play, part ghost story, part musical and wholly theatrical, THE CLIMBING TREE is a story to light the imaginations of audiences of all ages.
Sycophantic - SFS
Fresh blood looks to prove himself to the pack. But will he be able to handle what waits for him inside?
TransAm - The Saddest Man
Strange things are happening in this town. People keep going missing and cases aren’t being solved. What happens when a woman takes things into her own hands?
Sympathetic Threats - Create NSW
A 360 video drama that follows the intertwined lives of several characters as they interact over the course of an evening.
The Resistance - ATYP & Auckland Theatre Co.
Marlee’s running late, Hayden is seeking justice, Miro has his head in the clouds and Pepper just wants to blow things up. With this group in charge, it’s no wonder the rally is going nowhere fast. But when Marlee is unexpectedly thrust into the limelight, it suddenly feels as if the whole country is watching. Could these young people maybe save the world? A co-production between ATYP and Auckland Theatre Company.
Distorted - Old 505
Ten people. Ten stories, shattered, scattered and flowing through and over each other. Follow the threads through hilarity and despair to find the connection. Find hope.
A new, twisting exploration of life and how we get through it. Written by Xavier Coy, winner of the 2018 NIDA Emerging Artist Award Best Writer at the Sydney Fringe Festival.
Martin-Lysicrates Prize - Riverside & ATYP
The Martin-Lysicrates Competition celebrates the best new Australian writing for young people, specifically years 7 and 8. It is the only play competition for students where the winner is selected by the votes of the audience, and so is highly participatory. It’s also lots of fun. Talented Australian playwrights submitted the first act of a brand new play to the Prize and the three finalists’ entries received a staged reading. At the end, the students voted on which play they’d like to see finished. It’s a modern twist on a proud democratic and theatrical tradition from ancient Greece, the birthplace of world theatre.
Bilched - Bilched Productions
Enter Hal's world of Sydney's Eastern Suburbs where 20 years of insane increases in property prices has realized a weirdly dichotomous socio-economic melting pot. Here, amidst the pristine beaches, parks and gullies of Bondi, Tama, Bronte, Clovelly, Coogee and Maroubra live the exceptionally rich yuppie newcomers, often nestled next door to the original "old school" low to middle class "tradie" community.
If Only Dreams Came True - The Light Pirate
Dreams. Dreams of what we want but cannot have. A tender & poetic soul learns that love is not always meant to be.
Night Terrors - AFTRS
A group of friends fall asleep, vulnerable to the terrors of the night. What awaits a young man beyond his dreams?
Song of the Siren - AFTT
A bonding moment? Or life & death? People die to the lulling song of the siren. What will a man and his grandson do when tempted into the depths?
Buried Child - SUDS
Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize winning Buried Child is as fierce and unforgettable as it was when it was first produced more than twenty-five years ago.
A scene of madness greets Vince and his girlfriend as they arrive at the squalid farmhouse of Vince's hard-drinking grandparents, who seem to have no idea who he is. Nor does his father, Tilden, a hulking former All-American footballer, or his uncle, who has lost one of his legs to a chain saw. Only the memory of an unwanted child, buried in an undisclosed location, can hope to deliver this family.