Due to popular demand, Darlinghurst Theatre Company (DTC) and Green Door Theatre Company (GDTC) have announced an extra week of shows for their sold-out run of Jasmine Lee-Jones’ award-winning play seven methods of killing kylie jenner. The season has now been extended until Sunday 9 May.
This extra week of shows will run at the Eternity Playhouse theatre after Shakira Clanton’s extraordinary musical memoir Still, I Rise (5-9 May, 6.45pm). DTC invites audiences to attend both shows for the ultimate double-feature of great talent and on-point vibes.
Seven methods of killing kylie jenner is directed by recently appointed Sydney Theatre Company Resident Director and proud Bardi, Jabirr Jabirr woman Shari Sebbens (Top End Wedding, The Sapphires), and starring Vivienne Awosoga (Wentworth, Neighbours) and Moreblessing Maturure (Afro Sistahs, Seachange). The cast is also supported by an all-female production team.
Seven methods of killing kylie jenner dives deep into the murky waters of colourism and the commodification of Black women when tensions rise between two friends as they argue about the success of the titular influencer as a supposed “self-made billionaire”.
Combining theatre with gifs, memes and emojis, the play explores stereotypes of Black womanhood, white capitalist exploitation, and the politics of social media activism.
“Racial gaslighting. Colourism. Homophobia. Online trolling. Cultural appropriation. Memes. This play leaves no stone unturned. In fact, it pulverizes them,” said GDTC Co-Creative Producer Bernadette Fam.
“This play is fun. This play is hard hitting. But most importantly, this play is right now and speaks poignantly to the modern day conflict of URL versus IRL.”
Green Door Theatre Company (GDTC) is a Sydney based, independent company, specialising in provocative new work. It places artists, and social impact at the centre of the producing process. GDTC is a company that values artistic time and contribution above all else, and believes in the power of theatre to shift perception and behaviour.
Director Shari Sebbens said:
Jasmine Lee-Jones has written one of the greatest debut plays I will ever have the privilege of reading. Turning even the simple act of page formatting into a thrill. The voices of Cleo and Kara bust through the atmosphere of a global shift every one of us should be feeling right now, bringing big pain and big heart. They crack open the URL, the IRL and force us to look at the space we hold each other in.
Darlinghurst Theatre Company is a theatre and experience maker, based on Gadigal Land. Established in 1996 it is now led by Co-Artistic Directors Amylia Harris and Glenn Terry. Darlo stands for radical empowerment and inclusion. Our artists will have free reign to take up space. To create exceptional, joyful, challenging work that will leave our audiences feeling revitalised and connected.
DTC Producer and Head of New Writing, Leila Enright said: We are so pleased to be welcoming these game-changing women into our building – who will not only create an engaging, hilarious and challenging work, but will inform and shift the way theatre is produced.
Upon the play’s UK debut in 2019 it was nominated for a prestigious Olivier Award, and first-time playwright Jasmine Lee-Jones was awarded the Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright.
Seven methods of killing kylie jenner is running at Sydney’s iconic Eternity Playhouse theatre from Wednesday 21 April to Sunday 9 May 2021.
To purchase tickets, visit: www.darlinghursttheatre.com/s
WHAT: seven methods of killing kylie jenner
WHEN: Wednesday 21 April – Sunday 9 May
WHERE: Eternity Playhouse Theatre (39 Burton St, Darlinghurst)