Diary of a Wombat – Creative Development part 2

October 21st, 2016

Starting Monday 24th October, the full creative team for Diary of a Wombat will come together in a rehearsal room and begin what is to be the most important week in the creative development process. Puppet maker, Bryony Anderson hands over her stunning creation, Mothball to the team who will begin to work with her for the…

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Work experience monkeys!

February 18th, 2016

Monkey Baa welcomes work experience students every year. These students take part in activities such as: attending rehearsals; observing auditions; contributing to creative developments of new work; administrative support; staffing for events in our venue; front of house staff duties; attending performances of shows; creating activities for our Crafty Monkeys in the foyer, and more….

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Sydney Theatre Award Nominations!

December 21st, 2015

We are delighted to announce that Monkey Baa has received two nominations in the upcoming Sydney Theatre Awards! Snugglepot and Cuddlepie has been nominated in the Best Production for Children category, whilst The Unknown Soldier has been nominated under the Best Production for Young People. On 20 December 2005 nominations were publicly announced for the…

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Western Sydney Teacher Professional Development Day

December 7th, 2015

What has drama got to do with maths? Well, last week we ran a series of workshops supporting the professional learning of teachers in theatre and drama. The workshops are part of a program that will include tailored in-class drama sessions with artists as well as engagement with a drama educator for programming and integration….

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Li Cunxin comes to Monkey Baa

November 23rd, 2015

On Friday 20 November we were honoured to have Li Cunxin, author of Mao’s Last Dancer at Monkey Baa working with our creative team to develop the script for The Peasant Prince. The children’s version of Mao’s Last Dancer is being developed into a play that will open in April 2016 at Monkey Baa, followed…

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Remembrance Day

November 11th, 2015

Today is Remembrance Day and while we’re reflecting, we’re also looking toward the future and our production of ‘The Unknown Soldier.’ This very special Australian story written by master storyteller Sandra Eldridge is uplifting and deeply relevant to contemporary Australian audiences. It explores how we carry our family’s stories from our past into our present,…

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January summer holiday show now on sale!

November 6th, 2015

We are so excited to announce that we will be presenting Bunk puppets’ amazing show ‘Sticks Stones Broken Bones’ in January 2016. For three days only come and be mesmerized by the creativity and imagination of puppetry as everyday items undergo magical transformations. For more information and to buy tickets please click here Flying chickens, brain transplants…

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AIM Graduating Showcase – CHOOKAS

October 29th, 2015

We would like to wish the gorgeous Bec & Tilly, our AIM student placements, a huge CHOOKAS for their Graduating Showcase today! Showcase Details: Directed by Peta Downes & Tony Poli An hour of short, sharp, contemporary scene work performed by the 2015 Bachelor of Performance Graduating Company

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Max Afford Playwrights’ Award 2016

October 8th, 2015

Applications are now open for the Max Afford Playwrights’ Award 2016! Created ‘to promote interest in Australian drama and to encourage the writing of plays in Australia, to help and give incentive to young writers of plays’, the Award offers the winner a prize to the total value of $30,000 which includes $15,000 cash to the writer and up to $15,000 towards…

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The I Am Jack North American Tour has started with an amazing few days in Palm Desert!

October 7th, 2015

The I Am Jack North American tour has gotten off to an amazing start in Palm Desert CA at the fabulous McCallum Theatre. Thanks so much for welcoming the Monkeys! Full Tour Details as follows: 5-7 October McCallum Theatre Institute Palm Desert, California 9 October The Center for the Arts Grass Valley, California 12-16 October…

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