11 Jan 2022

Glen Walton


Glen is a performer, writer, theatre maker, artist, musician, academic and all-round DIY tinkerer. He is the Artistic Director of Playable Streets, an innovative digital arts company that engages and re-connects communities through collaborative art in public spaces. He is also a founding member of The Suitcase Royale, whose unique blend of music and ‘Australian Gothic’ narratives has accrued critical acclaim worldwide.

Glen completed his Masters at the University of Technology Sydney, studying interactive technologies in children’s theatre. He is most interested in collaborative arts processes, both in creation and performance.

Glen’s work with children has taught him new ways to think about creativity as they bring a creative outlook to everything they do. His most surprising career highlight was in Texas with Polyglot’s We Built This City – while the artists were packing up, two kids climbed inside a huge cowboy hat made from boxes and ran around the park!


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.