Dumb Kids is a modern, queer response to Wederkind’s Spring Awakening, telling the story of ten year 11s navigating their way through identity and sexuality.
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Set in a contemporary Australian playground, the students meet to plan the best ever Year Eleven Social (Y.E.S). From ten completely different walks of life, they awkwardly discover what it means to grow up in a world where everyone knows exactly what they’re doing. They want love, they want passion, they want to be friends for life, but they need answers and they need to be the most authentic versions of themselves. Above all else, they need this Y.E.S to be the best Y.E.S ever.
Fresh off the critically-acclaimed production of Tell Me When the Sun Explodes at KXT last year, playwright Jacob Parker returns to bAKEHOUSE with an explosive polyphonic writing style to explore these young, unique and resonant queer voices coming into their own.
Run time: 90 minutes (no interval)
Content warning: There are scenes that describe sex and sexual assault
Find out more about Dumb Kids. Presented by Legit Theatre Company and KXT.
Photography by Bryan Ruiz.