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.

2014 History

Polyglot on tour

A Drawbridge production photo. Children crowd in front of an adult who holds a sign shaped like a speech bubble. The sign has
  • Ants is presented at the ASSITEJ World Congress in Warsaw, Poland, with a local team, directed by Ian Pidd.
  • Sue Giles is elected a member of the ASSITEJ Executive Committee.
  • Polyglot tours extensively with seven works to the USA, Poland, South Korea, regional Victoria, Perth, Brisbane, Indonesia. 
  • Paper Planet showcases at IPAY in Pittsburgh, USA.
  • The Great Australian Dream premieres at Melbourne Recital Centre (original commission). This large-scale site-responsive project is the beginning of Bellbird and Sound of Drawing. The event also includes a bubble-wrapped staircase, dozens of tiny houses with individual door chimes, a whoopee cushion foyer and Adam Simmons’ interactive music box installation. 
  • Drawbridge – our first work collaborating with comic book artist Michael Fikaris and Indonesian schools in Duri, Sumatra. Also the first Papermoon collaboration in Yogyakarta and the village of Sumber – with a new performance Misteri Siung Buto created with comic book artist Mandy Ord and Papermoon core team and kids. 
  • Our Kids Collaborations school residency with Woady Yalock Primary School – Shadow Bus – takes place.