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.

2001 History

We Built This City premieres

A We Built This City Production photo. A young person walks on a pile of cardboard boxes behind two performers. Performers lie on the cardboard boxes, and wear hard hats that cover their eyes.
  • Premiere season of We Built This City in Melbourne City Square for Children’s Week.
  • High Rise is created with the community at the Carlton housing estate. This is Polyglot’s first major kids collaboration work – 250 children and residents involved. It is co-directed by Sue Giles and Sarah Kreigler.
  • The Mighty How is a co-production with Terrapin Puppet Theatre in Tasmania. Co-written and directed by Sue Giles and Jessica Wilson.
  • Muckheap – a soon-to-be Polyglot classic is created with Megan Cameron and Sarah Kriegler. Muckheap goes on to play for over 10 years to 90,000 people and has 16 different casts.
  • Naomi Tippett steps down from the Polyglot Board.