KIDS KILLING KIDS
MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL (2013).
DEVISED, WRITTEN + PERFORMED WITH TOO MANY WEAPONS.
In November 2011, four Australian playwrights travelled to Manila to collaborate on a stage adaptation of Koushun Takami’s notorious Japanese teensploitation pulp thriller Battle Royale. The glossy, hedonistic pulp-violence of the cutting-edge production led to an intense cult following among young Filipinos, and a range unexpected consequences for performers and creators alike.
A documentary theatre piece exploring the Battalia Royale project and the ramifications of on-stage violence and international artistic collaboration.
Awarded Best Experimental Theatre at the 2013 Melbourne Fringe Festival Awards.
Photos by Sarah Walker.
Devised, written and performed by David Finnigan, Georgie McAuley, Jordan Prosser and Sam Burns-Warr.
Directed by Bridget Balodis, designed by Melanie Koomen.
Presented by MKA and Q Theatre Company in association with Melbourne Fringe Festival and Crack Theatre Festival.
Supported by City of Melbourne and Arts House.