Artist

Our Artists
Baby photo - Dan Goronszy

Dan Goronszy

Dan creates unusual arts experiences that provoke wonder and conversation about humanity, towards social change. She is multi-disciplinary; drawing on participatory installation, live art,......

Baby photo - Zak Pidd

Zak Pidd

Zak is a Melbourne-based performer and sound designer who frequents the stage as actor and musician, preferably at the same time. In 2016, they......

Baby photo - Steph O'Hara

Steph O’Hara

Steph creates flexible and responsive artworks that connect and engage through sound and participation. He is deeply interested in inclusion, public engagement, and interactive......

Baby photo - Sylvie Meltzer

Sylvie Meltzer

Sylvie is a teaching artist, workshop facilitator and performer with a focus on participant-led and devised theatre and community theatre. With a background in......

Baby photo - Mischa Long

Mischa Long

Mischa has worked at Polyglot since 1996, first making sets and props before performing in shows such as Tadpole, Almost A Dinosaur and Checkout. In 2000, he relocated to......

Baby photo - Lachlan MacLeod

Lachlan MacLeod

Lachlan has worked with Polyglot since 2008, forging beautiful and rewarding connections with artists and children at home and across the globe. He has......

Emily-Tomlins

Emily Tomlins

Emily is co-founder and co-artistic director of the award winning independent theatre company Elbow Room. She has worked as an actor, creator, collaborator and director......

Blayne-Welsh

Blayne Welsh

Blayne is a First Nations (Wailwan) theatre maker, playwright, director, devisor, facilitator, storyteller and performer. He has worked both locally and internationally since 2015,......

Glen-Walton

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......

Baby photo - Afsaneh Torabi

Afsaneh Torabi

Afsaneh is a performer, maker and collaborator working across theatre, live art and installation. Her work is sensory-led and explores the intersection of myth, ecology......

Baby photo - Ashlee Hughes

Ashlee Hughes

Ashlee finds great joy in seeing children leading artmaking and storytelling. She loves how this connects them to their wider community, and allows these communities......

Baby photo - David Pidd

David Pidd

David’s been working in children’s theatre for over 40 years – he’s performed for hundreds of thousands of kids and filled them with laughter......

Hannah-Murphy

Hannah Murphy

Hannah started working with Polyglot in 2015 as a production assistant and maker. Now a designer and production manager, you’ll find her driving around......

Justin-Marshall

Justin Marshall

Justin loves discovering new sounds and all the infinite ways of playing and making things with them. He builds instruments, records things and makes......

Katrina-Gaskell

Katrina Gaskell

Having learned from Handspan Theatre artists more than two decades ago, Trina has worked for companies including ILBIJERRI, Melbourne Workers’ Theatre, and Moomba Festival,......

Baby photo - Morwenna Schenck

Morwenna Schenck

Morwenna is an artist, designer and production manager based in Naarm (Melbourne) creating work for performance and experimental arts. Her practice encompasses illustration, drafting,......

Sonya-Suares

Sonya Suares

Sonya is a multidisciplinary performer, dramaturg, director, producer and arts activist; she has worked across film, television and theatre since her screen debut at......

Tamara-Rewse

Tamara Rewse

Tamara is a puppeteer and puppet maker who has worked on award-winning works for children with Windmill Theatre, Lemony S Puppet Theatre and object......

John Marc Desengano

John Marc graduated from the University of Ballarat, Arts Academy in 2008. He performed for a Theatre in Education Company called Brainstorm Productions, touring......

Briony Farrell

As an artist, Briony finds great joy in knowing that each time she works for Polyglot, she is going to play. With children, their......

Nick-Barlow

Nick Barlow

Nick started working at Polyglot in 1998. His first job was keeping kids from running onto the stage during performances. Now, after more than......

Tirese-Ballard

Tirese Ballard

Tirese started with Polyglot in 1997 as a maker and designer. She has since relished creating with children and working with the company as......

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.