This month, Artistic Director Sue Giles celebrates ten years leading Polyglot. In this time, Sue has written or directed ten full length works for the company, broadened Polyglot’s scope to facilitate a number of community residencies, expanded our touring arm so we now reach over 60 000 children annually on four continents and boldly redefined Polyglot’s vision to be Australia’s leading interactive theatre company for children. You can watch this video where Sue talks about Polyglot’s new artistic direction.
Sue is celebrating her decade of achievements in Hong Kong where her award-winning production of Check Out! is playing a sold out season at the Hong Kong International Arts Carnival all week. Audiences at home will be able to enjoy Polyglot’s homecoming performance of Check Out! at Monash University during the September school holidays.
Polyglot’s creative developments continue, with the City of Riddles set being constructed as we speak, ahead of its November premiere, and the creative team working away to put the finishing touches on the script development. Schools wanting this 360 degree theatrical experience as an incursion should book now. A Victorian theatres tour will be happening throughout 2011.
We’ve also been developing work for our smallest citizens, with our Theatre is Child’s Play workshops for childen aged 0 to 3 a sold-out hit at the Arts Centre.