Acknowledgment of country

Polyglot acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and create, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. For more than 65,000 years, children and families have created and played here, and we are grateful to make our art on this country too.

18 Jan 2023 E-News

Polyglot’s January e-news

A Tangle production photo. A child is surrounded by hundreds of strands of colourful elastic. They are laughing and their hands are raised. Photographer: Wendy Kimpton

Launching into 2023

Our team returned to work last week, recharged and ready to go. 2023 promises to be another big year for Polyglot Theatre, with lots of adventures in the works. Local activity will abound, and we are thrilled to be returning to a full slate of international touring. We can’t wait to share more details – please stay tuned.

This week sees us swing into our whirlwind of Melbourne school holiday fun. Tangle has filled Bunjil Place Plaza with colour, with sessions running until Friday afternoon. Sound of Drawing is part of Kids Takeover at State Library Victoria tomorrow, and Feast is happening at MPavilion this weekend. Next week, Paper Planet unfurls and grows in Glen Eira City Council Gallery. Come and play in our forest of cardboard trees – a cooling way to finish a sunny summer holiday.

This is Cat Sewell’s second week at the helm as our Artistic Director and co-CEO. Following her handover with Sue Giles last year, the staff and creative teams have been excited to welcome her into the fold. Cat writes, “It’s been fantastic to start meeting people and absorbing all the beautiful breadth of Polyglot! Everyone has been generous and welcoming. I’m excited to be able to visit and experience the works on as part of our Melbourne summer fun over the next few weeks. I am looking forward to a year of creativity and play.”

Sue is still deeply connected with Polyglot as an artist, collaborator and friend, and will continue working with us on two ongoing projects.

It is the people of Polyglot, including our stalwart supporters, who have powered the company from its beginnings in 1978, through periods of achievement, celebration and upheaval, all the way to the robust, 45-year old organisation you know and love today. As Polyglot stands on the brink of another extraordinary year, excited for many moments of connection with children and families around the world, please consider joining our donor community with a donation of any size.

Your gift ensures we can continue doing what we do best: making innovative and daring theatre which provides children everywhere the opportunity for imagination and adventure through participation.