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.

1997 History

Naomi Tippett receives Kenneth Myer Medallion for the Performing Arts

An 'Almost A Dinosaur' production photo. A woman poses between two dinosaur puppets. She is seated behind another large dinosaur puppet, which stands between two men. Behind the large dinosaur stands another man who is smiling.
  • Polyglot founder Naomi Tippett steps down as General Manager after 19 years of service. She remains on the Board.
  • Naomi receives the 1996 Kenneth Myer Medallion for the Performing Arts.
  • Chris Dickens steps down as Artistic Director, and Gilly McInnes is appointed.
  • Chris adapts The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry into a show – this is Mischa Long’s first gig with Polyglot!
  • The Cromwell Road Theatre is refurbished and opened in August 1997 by Lorraine Elliott MLA.
  • Esme Duck Day is co-produced with PuppetScope.