top of page

past work

Dumb Kids poster. Photography by Bryan Ruiz, edited by Elliot Ulm .

dumb kids

by Jacob Parker

23 June - 08 July 2023 || KXT on Broadway

Presented by Legit Theatre Co. in association with bAKHOUSE

Dumb Kids is a modern, queer response to Wedekind’s Spring Awakening, telling the story of ten year 11s navigating their way through identity and sexuality. 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.

Sydney Arts Guide

“Haven’t seen theatre

like this EVER”
Spot On Sydney

“LEGIT a comedic

ATYP Yabbies

NOMINATED - Best Independent Production

Sydney Theatre Awards 2023

“sharp and witty …

highly recommended”
Suzy Goes See

"Dumb Kids is smart

playwriting… lit up by

excellent direction"
Jason Blake, Limelight

Playwright - Jacob Parker (he/him)

Director - Sophia Bryant (she/her)

Movement Director - Emma Van Veen (she/her)

Sound Design and Composition - Christine Pan (she/they)

Set and Costume Design - Benedict Janeczko-Taylor (he/him)

Lighting Design - Thomas Doyle (he/him)

Stage Manager - Alex Liang (they/them)

Promotional Photography - Bryan Ruiz (he/him)

Production Photography - Phil Erbacher (he/him)

Intimacy Coordinator - Steven Ljubović (they/them)

Producers - Tom Hanaee (he/him), Annie Stafford (she/her) and Mathew Lee (he/him)


Cast - Fraser Crane (he/him), Ryan Hodson (he/him), Mym Kwa (she/her), Oli McGavock (they/them), Lou McInnes (they/them), Dominique Purdue (she/her), Connor Reilly (he/him), Rachel Seeto (she/they), Kate Wilkins (she/her) and Angharad Wise (they/them).

Dumb Kids. Photography by Bryan Ruiz.
bottom of page