Deadset Theatre Company, founded in 2017, aims to create theatre for and about young people aged between 15 – 26.
DTC is filling a void within Adelaide theatre, giving opportunities to young people who are not often represented onstage.
Young people are more often than not written as ‘the daughter’ or ‘the son’ in productions, limiting the acting roles available for them.
There are so many roles in Adelaide amateur theatre for older adults, however there are little to no shows that focus solely on young people. Deadset has taken this niche on-board, creating a company to fill that gap.
Deadset’s sole purpose is to create theatre that allows young adults the opportunity to pursue challenging roles onstage, through scripts that are current, relevant and relatable to this generation.