seven methods of killing kylie jenner
February 14, 2022 - March 6, 2022
Royal Court Theatre’s Production
BY JASMINE LEE-JONES
DIRECTED BY MILLI BHATIA
The first two preview performances are PWYW and will be available via TodayTix a few days before the performances.
- 14Monday, February 14
- 15Tuesday, February 15
- 16Wednesday, February 16
- 17Thursday, February 17
- 18Friday, February 18
- 19Saturday, February 19
- 20Sunday, February 20
- 23Wednesday, February 23
- 24Thursday, February 24
- 25Friday, February 25
- 26Saturday, February 26
seven methods of killing kylie jenner3:00 PM at Main Stage
- 27Sunday, February 27
seven methods of killing kylie jenner7:00 PM at Main Stage
A Gen Z take on “keeping up” with social media, cancel culture, and the rise of a certain internet celebrity.
When Forbes Magazine declares Kylie Jenner a “self-made” billionaire, Cleo takes to Twitter to call out white women who co-opt and profit from Black culture. Not long after Cleo’s tweets go viral with supposed support, the internet mob turns on her. Soon online discourse spills into reality, blurring the tenuous lines between internet personas and authentic relationships. Through a digital world of GIFs, memes, and #cancelculture, seven methods… offers a Gen Z analysis of Black womanhood, colorism, and the politics of social media activism.
“It was the brilliant playwright Aleshea Harris who first recommended the work of Jasmine Lee-Jones to me. I can honestly say I have never read anything like seven methods of killing Kylie Jenner, which takes on the shadowy world of social media, complete with memes, gifs, and Gen Z pop culture. Jasmine not only captures the alacrity with which information is absorbed, she also reminds us what a terrifying place the Internet can be. At the heart of this strikingly original play is an intimate story about two best friends, hilariously and beautifully drawn, trying to find their way back to each other. And especially under the inspired direction of Vicky Featherstone and Lucy Davies, the Royal Court in London is one of my favorite theatres in the world. I’m thrilled to be able to bring their astounding production to our audiences in the DMV.”
– Maria Manuela Goyanes