Help keep Brisbane indie theatre alive!

Your support helps us create new comic performances, work with amazing artists, and tell stories of Australia.


In 2021 we're creating a brand new show - Death in a Statesman - and we need your help! 


Help us raise $5,000 by 30 June to get from the page to the stage. 


A bit about the show - 

After the success of the award-winning The Longest Minute, debase key creatives Robert Kronk and Bridget Boyle turn their hands to the noir genre – with a regional Queensland twist. Together with regular debase collaborator Allen Laverty, debase are teaming up with independent producer Xanthe Beesley to develop this new work for the stage.


Combining the suspicious death of a local councillor, strained family relationships, generational change, and a reckoning of what being Australian actually means - Death in a Statesman is funny, smart, and wears the hell out of a fedora. 


About debase

debase is a not-for-profit company that has been creating new works for over 20 years. Our shows have been seen by over 200,000 people across Australia and the world. We've worked with over 900 artists and used over 700 red noses. 


debase produces a wide range of work for a wide range of audiences; from children's theatre to comic drama, to cabaret. For debase, the relationship with our audience is paramount. 


We are committed to telling Australian stories and challenging our audiences to question stereotypes, history and identity. Our body of work includes The Longest Minute (exploring the intersection of gender, race and sport), Chasing the Lollyman (Mark Sheppard’s exploration of urban Indigenous identity), The Clown from Snowy River (the entire history of Australia told by clowns), Spoilt (an examination of contemporary self-obsession) and Fly-In Fly-Out (a young person’s perspective on the mining boom).

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