KILL CLIMATE DENIERS by David Finnigan

CO-PRESENTED WITH THAT PRODUCTION COMPANY

Join the call to arms if you dare, as a militant cell of eco-activists takes the audience hostage during a concert at Parliament House. The demand is simple: Australia is to 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 90’s 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.

Kill Climate Deniers is a controversial take on the climate change ‘debate’, in Australia. It’s a play written within a play, an action film inside a documentary, a satire inside a rave, and now it’s set to explode here in the Sunshine State.

KEY CREATIVES

Timothy Wynn: Director
Cassandra Ramsay: Creative Producer
Playwright: David Finnigan
Liam Lowth: Assistant Director
Aaron Dora: Assistant Producer
Featuring: Jessica Veurman-Betts

Image by Matthew Doueal.

DATES

15 – 25 May

THE ARTIST

THAT Production Company

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THAT Production Company is an independent theatre company based in Ipswich, Queensland. Artistic Director Timothy Wynn and Creative Producer Cassandra Ramsay have been curating, collaborating and creating a range of theatrical experiences since 2009, with over 15 plays (including the Australian premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined by Lynn Nottage; When the Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovell; A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard; Yielding by Emma Workman) and over 30 other events (including play-readings, workshops, public interviews, installations, film screenings, poetry readings and more) produced under the THAT Production Company banner.

www.thatproductioncompany.com.au