Dumb Kids


Dumb Kids is a contemporary queer commentary on Wedekind’s Spring Awakening, asking why do we always tell queer kids it’ll get better but never that it’ll get good. Set over the course of a year it follows a group of ten Australian school students planning their year eleven formal and their intermixing journeys of discovering their sexualities, gender and how to grow up in a world where everyone seems to have already figured it out. Raucously funny and unflinching, Dumb Kids is a celebration of community, friendship and identity.

  • comedy, drama, large cast
  • 100
  • 9 total
  • 5 female identifying, 4 male identifying
  • adolescence, alienation, belonging, bullying, gender, growing up, identity, inclusion, lgbtqia+, sexuality, queer
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • adult language, bullying, child abuse, sexual abuse
  • yes
  • adult, all ages, teen
  • Australian Plays Transform


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