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Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner — Darlinghurst Theatre Company and Green Door Theatre Company

This powerful production explores the commodification of Black women in the internet era.
By Ben Hansen
April 16, 2021
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By Ben Hansen
April 16, 2021
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Explore the connection between the online and IRL, as well as the role of the internet in societal inequality — all thanks to the latest production from Sydney theatre gems Darlinghurst Theatre Company and Green Door Theatre Company.

Directed by Bardi and Jabirr Jabirr woman Shari Sebbens (Top End Wedding, The Sapphires), starring Vivienne Awosoga and Moreblessing Maturure, and supported by an all-female production team, Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner follows an argument between two friends over the eponymous influencer and her supposed 'self-made billionaire' status. Exploring the commodification of Black women and exploitive nature of white capitalism, as well as the politics of social media activism, the production combines on-stage performances with gifs and memes.

"Racial gaslighting. Colourism. Homophobia. Online trolling. Cultural appropriation. Memes. This play leaves no stone unturned," says Green Floor Theatre Company Co-Creative Producer Bernedette Fam.

Penned by Jasmine Lee-Jones, the Olivier Award-nominated play is making its Australian stage debut at the Darlinghurst Theatre Company, running from Saturday, April 17–Sunday, May 9. Tickets at available online for $42 — or, if you're looking for a bit of a discount, spots at the preview weekend (Saturday April 17 and Sunday, April 18) are only $35.

Across two specific evenings, the theatre company is also running Vyb Nyts. If you book tickets to either Saturday, April 24 or Saturday, May 1, you'll be treated to DJs, live performances and all-round good vibes before and after the show.

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