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y separately published work icon Kill Climate Deniers single work   drama  
Date: 2018
Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Kill Climate Deniers
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'“Because revolution is better at night.”

'What would it actually take to stop climate change dead in its tracks? Guns? Revolution? A pumping soundtrack?

'Kill Climate Deniers centres on a militant cell of eco-activists that takes the audience hostage during a concert at Parliament House. Led by charismatic spokeswoman Catch, they demand Australia immediately cease all carbon emissions and coal exports—or they’ll start executing their 1,700 hostages.

'But they’re not the only ones to take the title literally. Between scenes of bloody action and banging ’90s tunes, writer David Finnigan discusses the outrage the play’s title provoked from Andrew Bolt and his cabal of conservative bloggers. The original production was shut down in the ensuing shitstorm, leading Finnigan to eventually fold the scandal into the play.'

Source: Theatre's blurb.

Exhibitions

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Notes

  • Commissioned by Aspen Island Theatre Company (Canberra) in 2014 and partially funded by a $19,000 grant, Kill Climate Deniers was originally pulled from production after Herald Sun columnist Andrew Bolt wrote a column about it, which attracted the attention of climate-change denialists and other conservative columnists, including the US-based Breitbart News Network. The work wasn't staged until 2018.

    See Hannah Reich's 'Kill Climate Deniers: Playwright Takes on Andrew Bolt, Climate Change Sceptics and Breitbart News', ABC News, 12 March 2018 (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-01/kill-climate-deniers-playwright-takes-on-bolt-breitbart/9478748

Production Details

  • Produced by Griffin Theatre, Darlinghurst, from 23 February to 7 April 2018.

    Director: Lee Lewis.

    Designer: Jonathan Hindmarsh.

    Lighting Designer: Trent Suidgeest.

    Sound Designer: Steve Toulmin.

    Audiovisual Designer: Toby Knyvett.

    With Eden Falk, Sheridan Harbridge, Emily Havea, Rebecca Massey, and Lucia Mastrantone.


    Presented by Kinetik Collective and State Theatre Company of South Australia, 8 - 17 September 2022, Slighsby's Hall of Possibilities.

    Director & Kinetik Co-Founder: Clara Solly-Slade.

    Designer & Kinetik Co-Founder: Bianka Kennedy.

    Multimedia Artist: Dave Court.

    Lighting Designer: Chris Petridis.

    Composer & Live Musician: Mat Morison.

    Cast: Anna Steen, Kate Cheel, Katherine Sortini, Eddie Morrison, and Ren Williams.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2018 .
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      Extent: 142p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 1st February 2018
      ISBN: 9781760621827

Works about this Work

Kill Climate Deniers : Playwright Takes on Andrew Bolt, Climate Change Sceptics and Breitbart News Hannah Reich , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , March 2018;

'Four years after backlash shut down the original staging of the play, David Finnigan's Kill Climate Deniers has now opened in Sydney.' (Introduction)

Kill Climate Deniers : What Happens When You Threaten Murder in the Title of Your Play? David Finnigan , 2017 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: HowlRound 2015-;

David Finnigan discusses the complex development of his play Kill Climate Deniers and the attacks on the play by some parts of the media.

Kill Climate Deniers : Playwright Takes on Andrew Bolt, Climate Change Sceptics and Breitbart News Hannah Reich , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , March 2018;

'Four years after backlash shut down the original staging of the play, David Finnigan's Kill Climate Deniers has now opened in Sydney.' (Introduction)

Kill Climate Deniers : What Happens When You Threaten Murder in the Title of Your Play? David Finnigan , 2017 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: HowlRound 2015-;

David Finnigan discusses the complex development of his play Kill Climate Deniers and the attacks on the play by some parts of the media.

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