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Griffith Base Hospital visit

May 11th, 2017

Today the cast of Diary of a Wombat paid a very special stop to the Children’s Ward at Griffith Base Hospital. The performers read from the book, cellist Mary Rapp played the cello and the star of the show, Mothball was introduced to the children. It was a delight to meet the staff and children and we hope…

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We’re Hiring a Marketing & Communications Manager! (maternity cover)

April 11th, 2017

Monkey Baa Theatre Company is seeking a Marketing & Communications Manager (maternity cover) starting June 2017. The Marketing and Communications Manager will manage the public image of Monkey Baa Theatre Company and the Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre. The successful candidate will think strategically about our promotion campaigns with an imaginative, innovative and engaging approach to…

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Mothball’s Rehearsal Diaries – tech week (things are getting serious…)

March 15th, 2017

Monday 13 March (Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre) Morning: bumped in to our new home this morning at the Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre. Director tells me this is THE most important week (opening night Saturday). No pressure then. Afternoon: Some award-winning Lighting Designer called Matt Cox took over the stage. I retired to my dressing room. Tuesday 14…

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Mothball’s rehearsal diaries – week 2

March 9th, 2017

Monday 6 March (REX Cramphorn Studio) Morning: costume fittings. More scene work for 90 minutes without a break. Had to wait until 1pm for my lunch – at least they fed me properly. Afternoon: Director demanded to ‘re-cap the day’s work.’ Pfft. Tuesday 7 March (REX Cramphorn Studio) Morning: Worked on scene 6 and 7. Dug…

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Mothball’s rehearsal diaries – week 1

February 27th, 2017

Monday 27 February (Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre) Morning: humans recorded various noises from my world: dogs barking, cockerels crowing, Jackie and Bryan discussing the amount of carrots to give me… the only answer is MORE! Humans left me in my secret hiding place. They won’t let anyone see me for another few weeks. Afternoon: Finally, my time to…

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The Peasant Prince wins two awards!

February 21st, 2017

Monkey Baa Theatre Company’s production of The Peasant Prince has scooped up two awards – The Glugs – Most Outstanding Production for Children (aged 3 – 11)   and Sydney Theatre Awards – Best Production for Children Directed by  Tim McGarry, The Peasant Prince is the children’s version of Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin and toured 38 venues across Australia in…

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We’re looking for a part-time Administrator

January 12th, 2017

Monkey Baa is looking for a part-time Administrator to join our team. The Administrator will work with the Monkey Baa team to maintain a smooth running of the Monkey Baa Theatre Company office and Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre. You will show initiative, a sense of humour, problem solving and job juggling skills while working with…

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The Peasant Prince – nominated for two GLUGS!

December 8th, 2016

Monkey Baa Theatre Company’s production of The Peasant Prince has been nominated for two GLUG Awards! Beloved Sydney theatre group The GLUGS – now celebrating their 50th year – will host the 2016 GLUGS Theatre Awards on Monday 6 February 2017 at The Castlereagh Hotel. The Peasant Prince has been nominated in two categories: Most Outstanding Production for Children…

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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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